Digit! 2015 Cramond Event

Roman Denarius coin
Roman Denarius coin

Cramond Association and Cramond Heritage Trust are holding a Digit! 2015 Storytelling Event at Cramond on Sunday 25 October 2015 from 2pm till 5pm. Walks round the sites of the Roman fort and its bathhouse, also the Mesolithic hunter gatherers settlement. Knowledgeable guides will give short talks at each of these sites. http://digit2015.com/events/dig-it-2015-at-cramond/

Cramond doors open day and Scottish Archaeology & Heritage festival event 

This again was a successful event on 26 and 27 September, with nearly 300 visiting The Maltings over the two days. The hands on events were popular, with excavation finds sorting, ceramic vessel reconstructing and writing on Roman tablets or using quill pens (if anyone can provide large feathers we would love to have some). Walks were taken around Cramond village and its archaeology and along the River Almond to the former iron mills. We even had good weather!

Cramond Roman Fort 

The conference on 60 years of Roman Cramond was held on Saturday 3rd October when a very high quality line up of speakers and their topic were

  • Dr Rebecca Jones on the Antonine Frontier,
  • Martin Cook on Cramond Excavations,
  • Nick Holmes on the numismatic evidence,
  • Dr Fraser Hunter on the Cramond Lioness,
  • Dr Dawn McLaren on the Charlie Hoy archive,
  • Paul Bidwell on the pottery,
  • Dr Adrian Maldonado on early British history sources
  • Dr David Breeze – Discussion and Closing Remarks and
  • John Lawson (who organised the conference) on the Cramond Bath house bodies.

A further report will appear in the next issue of the newsletter.

Treasures found: archaeology from the East of Scotland 

Museums in Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian and Scottish Borders have come together under the umbrella of the East of Scotland Museums Partnership to create an exhibition of items obtained through Treasure Trove; the process under Scottish Law which allows ownerless objects found by chance to be claimed from the Crown.

This is a touring exhibition of a selection of recent archaeological finds which shed light on the archaeological history of the area. It was in the Museum of Edinburgh at Huntly House until recently and was well worth a visit. Do go and see it if it’s in your area.

The exhibition will be displayed as follows:

  • 21 September – 15 November: National Mining Museum Scotland, Midlothian
  • 23 November – 10 February: Kirkcaldy Galleries, Fife Cultural Trust
  • Spring 2016: East Lothian Council Libraries and Museums- exact venue and dates tbc.