Discovering Dumfries and Galloway’s Past: Development Phase

Report CoverThe development phase of Discovering Dumfries and Galloway’s Past came to an end in February 2013. Whilst this website, and the information and reports it hosts will remain accessible, it will not be actively updated.
Whilst we look to secure funding to extend the project, we are still interested in your feedback, thoughts and questions.
Please note the email for this correspondence is
Please send an email to this address if you would like to be kept up to date with the project as it develops.
The Development Phase has:
  • Run a series of 8 survey projects, involving local volunteers from Langholm to Stranraer, working on geophysical survey on locally important sites. Over 200 people have joined us, receiving full training in ‘seeing below the soil’, working alongside professional archaeologists from the University.
  • Run a number of Open Days, workshops and talks, presenting the results of these surveys to a wider audience.
  • Involved 7 schools with pupils visiting local sites, having a go at survey and participating in classroom sessions which have looked at how archaeologists understand landscapes.
  • Meaningfully engaged over 500 people in exploring, understanding and interpreting their local heritage.
A report on the Development Phase is now available here.
Development phase jointly funded by the Scottish Government and The European Community, Dumfries and Galloway LEADER 2007-2013; The Crichton Foundation and The University of Glasgow.

We are kindly sponsored by


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