Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Galloway Picts Project update

This is the latest (9 June 2012) post from the Galloway Picts Project - it is looking more and more like a royal site.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Summer Excursion 2012 today included a visit to GUARD Archaeology’s Office and Finds Laboratory in Glasgow. Hot from the dig, the finds from Trusty’s Hill, excavated through the Galloway Picts Project (which was partly funded by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland), were laid out for the Fellows of the Society to see. Dr Ewan Campbell, from the University of Glasgow’s Archaeology Department (and one of the academic referees for the Galloway Picts Project), was on hand to explain to the eleven visiting Fellows the significance of the artefacts and how these demonstrate that Trusty’s Hill was a royal site within early medieval Scotland. Thank you Ewan.


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