Welcome to The Stewartry Archaeological Trust
Our 2015 Digging Season dates are: 29th June – 24th July 2015 and 24th August – 2nd October 2015 at Newbarns. Visitors are extreamly welcome!
We are a small unit set up to excavate archaeological sites in Galloway. Since 1991 we have been concentrating on excavating the southern Bailey and associated defence’s of Buittle Castle. This excavation has now closed, and we are currently working on the excavation of motte at Ingleston and Neolithic sites at Newbarns. For further details about any of the excavations please contact us at the address below.
Please note : Visitors are welcome at Newbarns, but Ingleston is closed to the public due to its location.
The Site is just west of Drumburn – Newbarns North is between the loch and the road to Newbarns House, while Newbarns South is just on the left hand side when you turn off the A710 to Newbarns.
If you zoom in on the map, you can see the South Cairn very clearly in the field to the South East of Newbarns Loch
Parking is in the same field as the South Cairn. As soon as you turn on to the estate road open the Gate on the left and drive in – shutting it after you.
Any cheques sent to us should be made payable to: ‘Stewartry Archaeological Trust’
You are welcome to volunteer for The Newbarns Training Dig for 2015 Digging Season 29th June – 24th July 2015 24th August – 2nd October 2015 Minimum stay is two weeks. Volunteers will gain experience in : * General Excavation
The Newbarns Dig LOCAL AUTHORITY – Dumfries & Galloway PARISH – Colvend & Southwick SITE NAME – The Newbarns Project NAMES OF CONTRIBUTORS – Liz & Alastair Penman TYPE OF SITE: Two Neolithic Kerb Cairns and one E.B.A. satellite Kerb Cairn with