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Time to get digging for Archaeology Week


A series of events celebrating the rich and varied archaeology of Strathearn and beyond is set to take place from May 29 until June 6.

Perthshire Archaeology Week has been organised by a consortium of local and national organisations, and receives funding from Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and the Perthshire Tourist Board.

A series of illustrated talks, guided walks and other events will take place alongside two excavations, for which volunteers are still required.

The first dig will be at Innerpeffray Library, near Crieff, and will be carried out by Roman expert David Woolliscroft as he attempts to find the route of the Gask Ridge Roman road as it crossed the River Earn near Strageath Roman fort.

The second dig, organised by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and SUAT Ltd of Perth, will take place at the National Trust for Scotland's Old Schoolhouse Cottown, near St Madoes.

For further information visit www.perthshire.co.uk/archaeologyweek or pick up at leaflet at any tourist information centre or library throughout Perthshire.
Jane Posted by Jane
21st May 2004ce

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