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Loving the Caain da Noosts Project!

We are delighted with the community response to our noost hunt. Since the project was launched in April we have added 90 single and 24 multiple noost sites to our interactive map. This is a fantastic achievement in such a short space of time. We know that there are many more forgotten noosts that are yearning to be found. Click the link to find out more about our exciting Caain da Noosts Project.


As lockdown measures in Scotland begin to ease Esther and I will be undertaking surveys of some noost sites that are close by. It is disappointing to announce that we will not be undertaking any community field survey work this year, however we are beginning to plan for modified Covid-19 proof community survey work in 2021.


Each noost contains precious memories of a now almost forgotten past. Our job is to locate as many of these noosts as possible and to unlock their secrets for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.


Next month we will bring you some of the stories people have shared with us about these noosts, which vividly bring to life these archaeological remains. For now though I hope you enjoy this gallery of photos which, for me, captures the spirit of the project. We would like to thank Neil Fraser, Peter Hurst, Sorley Johnston, Peter van Mill, and Helena Robertson for taking these wonderful photographs.





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