Open Days and Lectures

Throughout the year HARP run a series of open days and lectures related to our field schools and archaeology projects. Information on upcoming events are detailed below. If you would like more information, or would like us to either take part in your event or provide a talk or lecture please contact us.


Sunday 12th June - Guided Tour of the Jacobite, Clearance and Scots!
We will be returning to Highland Perthshire this coming June to continue our field survey of General Wade's Military Roads in the region and aim to record all visible archaeological remains along these routes. Join us  for an afternoon tour of archaeological sites near Blair Atholl associated with the ‘Jacobites, Clearance and Scots’ project. Guided by two professional archaeologists, this minibus tour will give insight into traces of the 18th century landscape and archaeology, still visible today including sections of General Wade’s Military Road, built in response to the threat of the Jacobites, and evidence of abandoned settlements from the Highland Clearances, the result of enforced social upheaval and economic change following the Jacobite Uprisings.

 - 13.00 – approximately 16.00
 - Free
 - Booking essential – for more information and to book, email Ian Hill  harparchaeology@gmail.com


Thursday 16th June - A Walk through time: Revisiting the Scottish Landscape seen by the Grand Tourists of the 18th century
HARP Archaeology presents the results of the second season of fieldwork of the Jacobites, Clearance and Scots project whose focus is to identify the social and economic changes in Scotland following the Jacobite Uprisings, leading into the Highland Clearances. The visible results from our fieldwork will be compared to what would have been seen during the 18th century by a number of tourists to Highland Perthshire, on what would become the Grand Tours of Scotland.

 - 20.00 – 21.00
 -  Free
 - Pitlochry Town Hall, West Moulin Road, Pitlochry
 - For more information email Ian Hill harparchaeology@gmail.com




Kildavie Site Open Day
Excavations will be continuing at the site of Kildavie on the Isle of Mull, in August and September of 2016. As usual we will be providing a site open day during the middle weekend of our project, with guided tours, finds displays and information on what the project has uncovered. Date and time to be announced soon.