Welcome to the Discover the Ancient Lomonds archaeology blog! Discover the Ancient Lomonds is the flagship community archaeology project for the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership, a landscape conservation programme being delivered by an association of partner organisations in Fife and Perth & Kinross, Scotland. The Living Lomonds area includes the Lomond Hills Regional Park, Lochore Meadows Country Park and surrounding communities. The LLLP is funded by a £1,709,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund alongside other grants from organisations including Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Scotland.
The Discover the Ancient Lomonds is one of a range of projects in the Partnership’s Historic Landscape Programme aimed at reconnecting people to this amazing landscape. The project offers opportunities to learn about the area’s extraordinary heritage and help to conserve the historic environment, whilst working in co-operation with local land managers. Over the next three years (2014-16) the LLLP will be offering a wide-range of opportunities for volunteers to take part in an exciting schedule of free training activities in heritage skills, including site-recording and geophysical surveys, community excavations, and guided walks, talks and workshops. The project is managed by OJT Heritage on behalf of Falkland Centre for Stewardship and supported by a generous grant from Historic Scotland’s Voluntary Sector Funding.
This blog is composed by me, Dr Oliver O’Grady of OJT Heritage; archaeologist, heritage consultant and independent researcher. I manage Discover the Ancient Lomonds and oversee the volunteer training programme. Here you can keep up to date with what is happening in the archaeology programme; hear about the latest finds from the hills and follow my musings on the area’s heritage; and I hope, share with me your own valuable knowledge about the Lomond Hills and the area’s local heritage.