We’re delighted to be partnering with our friends at the Scottish Crannog Centre and really looking forward to the Scottish Crannog Centre opening on the 1st August! We’re sharing their series The Crannog in 10 objects and we’d love you to join in with us and make your own Stone Stories, another of their initiatives.
The 21st Century Crannog Community is a fascinating journey into Scotland’s prehistory.
Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland. The crannog reconstruction which forms the focal point of the Scottish Crannog Centre was built by The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. It was created to promote the research, recording, preservation and interpretation of Scotland’s underwater heritage.
The earliest loch-dwelling in Scotland is some 5,000 years old but people built, modified and re-used crannogs in Scotland up until the 17th century AD. At the centre you can walk in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers and immerse yourself in village life with original artefacts; demonstrations of textiles, cooking and ancient crafts and technologies; paddle into prehistory in one of their replica logboats and take in the atmosphere inside the Crannog Roundhouse.
Opened following the reconstruction of an Iron Age Crannog as an archaeological experiment, the Scottish Crannog Centre has evolved over the years to become a museum with a unique insight into life in the Iron Age with a team of passionate, knowledgeable and friendly interpreters help you through your Iron Age adventure on guided tours take place throughout the day.
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