The Dornoch Firth Archaeological Group

Field Work 23 September 2007

Dornoch Firth Archaeological Group staged its first field walk on Sunday, 23 September with 12 members and visitors taking part.

As part of Scottish Archaeology month a survey was undertaken of anti-invasion defences south of the Struie golf course, in the intertidal zone of the beach by the firth.

A total of 100 posts were recorded, laid out in a regular pattern; it is believed they were placed there in the Second World War as a defence against invading aircraft, particularly gliders which had been used by the German's to land troops in Holland. The posts would have had wire stretched between them into which any landing glider would become entangled and broken.

If anyone knows anything more about these posts could they please contact the Dornoch Firth Archaeological Group care of Historylinks Museum, telephone 01862 811275 or enquiries@historylinks.org.uk. The results of the survey will be collated and made available via Historylinks Museum in Dornoch.

Want to be involved in archaeology?

If you:

  • have an interest in the past
  • want to find out more about the area
  • would like to engage in field work
  • simply want to share an enthusiasm with a group of like-minded people

then we would like to hear from you.

We believe the archaeology of the Dornoch Firth area is rich, varied and deserves to be better known, so we are setting up a group to promote its recording and investigation.

The Archaeological Group will organise talks, walks and field work.

This is your chance to get involved at whatever level you wish.

Membership fee £10.

For more details contact:
The Dornoch Firth Archaeological Group

c/o Historylinks Museum

The Meadows
Dornoch
Sutherland, IV25 3SF
Telephone: 01862 811275
e-mail: enquiries@historylinks.org.uk
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