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.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Meiklewood Hill Castle Douglas crop marks

Aerial photograph of  Iron Age roundhouse crop mark  near Castle Douglas 
With the help of volunteers, Discovering Dumfries and Galloway's Past will be using geophysics to survey this site from 9 to 13 October 2012. with an Open Day on Saturday 13 October to explain the findings.

The Threave Estate Community Archaeology Project then plan (if funding is approved) to carry out a two week dig on the site. More details to follow.


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