May 25, 2015
The area surrounding Castledykes Roman fort is historically one of the most interesting in the whole of Scotland. This is despite the fact that very little can be seen above ground.
However the story of the fort and its surroundings is beginning to emerge after almost two thousand years. This has happened as a result of academic research, fieldwalking, resistivity surveys, excavation and aerial...
Sep 30, 2012
Clydesdale’s heritage is fundamentally linked to the River Clyde. As a source of water and food and as a communications route the river, its tributaries and their valleys have served the region since Palaeolithic times. The waterways have also served as a major source of power. The hydro-electric power stations at Bonnington and Stonebyres have catered for our modern power needs for almost a...
May 11, 2012
Arbory Hill (grid ref 944238) is one of the most impressive Iron Age forts inSouthern Scotland.
The fort is on the summit of the hill at an elevation of 1407 feet and is roughly a twenty minute to half an hour walk from the road.
The position of the fort is important. It is located near the border of two tribes of Iron AgeScotland– the Damnonii and the Selgovae. This explains the...
Feb 4, 2012
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Arbory Hill near Abington is one of the best preserved hill forts in Upper Clydesdale. It probably dates back to the Bronze Age but what can be seen on the surface suggests that it was extensively rebuilt in the Iron Age. The remains of the concentric Stone circle on the summit of Arbory are a type...
Jan 16, 2012
The photo underneath is a view of Quothquan Law, an important hill fort near the village of the same name . The original meaning of the name Quothquan is ‘pointed hill’ , this translation comes from ‘Q’ Celtic . This variety of Celtic is the older of the two Iron Languages prevalent in Britain. The Law has not been excavated though the report in the Royal Commission Volume on...