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Archaeological Survey Report on the Wee Birks Field

A walk-over archaeological survey was conducted in March 2017 by Claire Thomas. Three sites were identified: a stone wall; a stone and earth bank; foundations of a small building. This last site is almost certainly the foundations for a ‘Pump Room shed’ in use in the mid 19th century. The stone wall along with the stone and earth bank may originally have formed a loaning, for leading animals to pasture, probably older than the Pump Room.

» Download the full archaeology report from our Downloads page.

Trustees visit the Wee Birks Field

Trustees visited the Wee Birks Field in Aberfeldy on 6th June 2017. Great turn out and the many options for the future use of the land were discussed. Thanks to Bill Hoare for showing everyone around

Join us for a BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements at Dùn Coillich

On the 24th June from 14:00 we will be having a BBQ to celebrate Summer and achievements at Dùn Coillich. Please let Bill, williamhoare@btinternet.com or Heather projectofficer@hpclt.org know no later than Thursday 22nd June if you are planning attending. We will need a few folk to help with the setting up etc. Bring all the family and friends. If you want a drink, BYOB. A short guided walk may be available afterwards.

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Heather has been working with Grandtully Primary School on a camera trap project with Scottish Natural Heritage. The children had the camera trap in their school grounds and up at Dun Coillich. The film they made for the project was chosen as one of the winning entrys in the video competition run by SNH. Their prize is a shiny new camera trap for the school to keep! Here is the link here to their final video entry: https://youtu.be/i8vQzPjlnuo.

Such a pleasure working with the school - such enthusiastic pupils and supportive staff - and a really great project to be a involved with. Looking forward to helping them use their new trap up at Dun Coillich.

Very well done to all involved!

Dùn Coillich Butterfly Transect

Tim Fison and Richard Paul walked the Dùn Coillich Butterfly Transect today. The species of butterflies encountered were - Green Veined Whites, Green Hairstreak and Orange Tip (both males and females seen). A number of moth caterpillars were seen as well and the identification of these awaits a statement from Butterfly Conservation.