It is almost time to begin our community excavations of the Glebe Field.
We have been astounded by the huge level of interest in assisting us during our excavation, and as such our volunteer places are now full. We would like to thank everyone who expressed an interest in being a community volunteer-your time and efforts are always greatly appreciated.
If you have volunteered to excavate, our hours on site will be from 10:00-16:00 (or 12:00-16:00 on Saturdays as we are hosting practical workshops from 10:00-12:00). Access to the Glebe Field will be through the gate to the Kirk Stables, on Aberlady High Street. The Kirk Stables will also be our venue for the free practical workshops on Saturday mornings. Please do remember your warm and waterproof clothing, and sturdy shoes!
If you would like to come and see the site, we are having an Open Day on Saturday 30th April. On this day you can attend our workshops between 10:00-12:00 on ‘Piecing Together the Past’ and ‘What Do Objects Tell us’ which will look at the processes before excavations begin, and a chance to handle some artefacts and find out what we can learn from them.
The site will be open to visitors on this day after the workshops. You will be able to ask the archaeologist and community volunteers questions about the site and their experiences. We will also have a range of artefacts to handle.
In addition, Aberlady Conservation and History Society are conducting free tours of historic Aberlady at 10am and again at 2pm (for those wanting to attend the workshops).
These have limited space available so please book here:
As ever, if you have any questions do not hesitate to drop us an email!
We would love to see you at our Open Day!