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By Christie Breen
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Dig deep with archaeological project

IT’S the last chance to join the ‘Can You Dig It’ project for their final dig as they investigate the earlier boundaries of Barrhill Wood near Kircudbright.

Visitors are invited to go along and get their hands dirty next week by taking part in an archaeological dig to investigate the locations of previously unknown ditches which seem to pre-date the 18th century, the line of an old, hollowed roadway, tumbled stone walls and earthen banks which criss-cross their way throughout the trees.

Digging sessions will take place over a three-day period allowing visitors to choose how long they wish to take part.

Participants will also be shown the various aspects involved in archaeology from digging, recovering artefacts right through to recording what is found.

Senior archaeologist on the Can You Dig It project Claire Williamson said: “We’re really excited to be heading back into the field again for Can You Dig It’s final dig, and it’s great to be heading back to the site of one of our very first projects – Barrhill Wood.

“Scottish woodlands have the possibility to contain some of our most significant archaeological features protected beneath their canopies. “We won’t know what we will uncover until we put our spade into the ground, but we would love your help to find out!”

The Barnhill Wood dig will take place from Monday to Wednesday, for more information search Galloway Glens on Eventbrite.

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