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23 July 2014
Summer dig reaches half-way stage

Archaeologist Steven Birch (foreground) and Cromarty Courthouse Museum curator Paul Monk (right) guide a French family around the dig site.  ►

New discoveries are being unearthed daily in the Cromarty medieval burgh dig site, including further evidence of walls, buildings (both domestic and industrial) and roads. Among the interesting artifacts found so far this summer are a beautifully-carved bone knife handle, a large fish hook, ceramic spindle, buckles, buttons and pottery.

The sunny weather has brought many visitors to the site. Afternoon tours are offered daily at 2.00pm, and information on the site history and discoveries are displayed in the marquee. A series of specialist events on artefact identification will take place at the end of July. See the website for further details.