Hidden Heritage Project

The Hidden Heritage of a Landscape: Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers

The Hidden Heritage Project has now ended, but all the results and lots of photos are available on the project website


Isthmus between Arrochar and Tarbet

The Trust is delighted to report that the Hidden Heritage Project has been awarded a Highly Commended in the nationwide Marsh Awards for Community Archaeology, which specifically "recognises and promotes innovation and quality in the dissemination of the results of archaeological research and/or fieldwork carried out by communities, through publication, communication and archiving." 

The Hidden Heritage Project (jointly funded by HLF and Argyll and the Islands LEADER Programme) was the only Scottish project to gain an award -  the overall winning project was from Cornwall, and the 3 other Highly Commended projects were from London, Merseyside and Northumberland.

A community heritage project aiming to:

  1. Investigate the history of the isthmus landscape between Arrochar and Tarbet using archaeology and documentary research
  2. Understand Viking activity in the Clyde area
  3. Train people in archaeological and documentary research techniques
  4. Work with the community to learn about, appreciate, understand and care for the landscape
  5. Promote the area to visitors in order to boost the local economy


Funding and Partnerships; thanks to:

For more information contact Fiona Jackson (project co-ordinator) by email.




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