A ‘sneak preview’ of the results from Castledykes Park, Dumfries

On Friday 7th September, up to 50 volunteers joined a team from the University of Glasgow to carry out a small resistivity survey in and around the site of the Royal Castle of Dumfries. This was a drop-in and join-in session – and loads of people turned up to have a go at ‘geofizz’.

They even got to meet a Medieval knight, and chatted to Dumfries and Galloway Council archaeologist, Andrew Nicholson for the full story of the archaeology of Castledykes Park – many thanks to him.

A huge thanks to all our volunteers – as you can see below, there are some details emerging from when the castle buildings on top of Castle Hill were rebuilt in stone. We will post more when the results have been processed more, but at first look it’s all very exciting!

And remember, you can get involved in future surveys – just contact us for more details.

The initial results from Castledykes: you can see a circular feature on top of Castle Hill – is it a stone building?

You can find out more about the Royal Castle of Dumfries here.


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