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Monday 29th June sees the start of the 2015 Digging Season. Work is underway to get the site ready for the season, and there is still time to sign up to dig!
One of our older and long term volunteers, Keith, is an artist. Despite being unable to dig now, Keith still keeps us with what we are doing and provides artists impressions of the site at Newbarns. Please haver a look at his work at http://sat.org.uk/test-gallery/newbarns-gallery/keiths-drawings-of-newbarns/
We have just added details of our 2014 digging season. Please see the Volunteering Page for ful details.
SAT Newsletter No 9 December 2011 is now available
Ingleston Motte 2009 update Excavation has continued on the south-western area of the Motte. This is showing further evidence of the position of the floor area of the main tower. Current excavation is being carried out to ascertain the perimeter of the south-west defences. Problems have arisen as a result of soil erosion in this area. On the north-east edge, the lowest level of previously excavated areas is now showing evidence of the base of the first tower, and the possibility of a fallen major structural beam is now being examined, this being in the form of charcoal. Finds at this early stage of the season has included further medieval nails, rivet heads and assorted pottery. Robert McCubbin Site Director, Ingleston.