Committee News

Due to increasing commitments elsewhere, committee member Alan Thompson tendered his resignation from the committee following the November meeting.  Chairperson, Carol Primrose, thanked Alan for all he had done as a  committee member and commented that the committee had benefitted greatly from his calm and  reasoned contributions.

AGM 2012

ACFA held its 25th AGM on 27th November 2012. There was a good turn-out from members old & new at this special silver anniversary AGM and dinner. Members approved amendments to the constitution with some items being referred to the February Social. Libby King and Stuart Mackey joined the committee. The 5th photographic competition results were announced. After dinner Lionel Masters was presented with gifts to mark his retirement after which he gave a presentation celebrating his work with the Certificate in Field Archaeology.

Next Social Meeting – 16th February 2013.

New Glen Lochay dates Spring 2013

Spring 2013 dates for the Glen Lochay survey have been announced, including a proposed camping trip.  Details in Members’ Area.

Photographic Competition Results 2011

Winner of the Spirit of ACFA Category

Did you hear the one about Wendy?    Fred Hay


            Winner of the Humour Category


Hey girls… I am 1.5 on the baseline.     Dorothy Gormlie


            Winner of the Archaeology Category


North Woodside Flint Mill      Sue Bryson


Winner of the Quaich


Did you hear the one about Wendy?    Fred Hay

Tick alert

Anyone out and about in the countryside between April and October needs to be aware of the dangers posed by ticks. Here is some information about ticks and how to deal with them safely. Ticks advice

The Orry, Eaglesham Village

A survey of the Orry Mill in Eaglesham was carried out by members for the Eaglesham Feuars Association.

This cotton spinning mill was one of three mills worked off the Kirkton Burn which flows through Eaglesham village.

Built in the 1790′s for Strang and Lennox of Glasgow, by the 1820′s it employed nearly 200 people and was powered by one of the largest water wheels in the country, over 15.0m in diameter.

It was burnt down in 1876 and is now in dense natural scrub and woodland and offeried a challenge to the survey team of:

Susan Hunter, Janie Munro and Ian Marshall!


Glen Lochay Survey

Glen Lochy Dates August to December 2011. These may be subject to change.

All Sundays:

      • August 21
      • September 4
      • September 16-18 – Great big Camping Expedition 3.
      • October 2
      • October 16
      • October 30
      • November 13
      • November 27
      • December 11

(Further info on this and planned September camping trip in Members’ Area)

Bute Survey

The following dates have been arranged for Bute:

Tuesday 4th October

Friday 7th October

Tuesday 18th October

Wednesday 19th October

Saturday 22nd October

Sunday 23rd October

February Bash Thanks

Thanks to everyone who attended the February Bash on Saturday Feb 26. It was another successful event which was attended by not only ‘the usual suspects’, but also a good number of new members. Special thanks to our guest speaker Heather James whose presentation ‘Hunting for medieval settlement in Mid Argyl’ was well received. A summary of her presentation will be included in the next newsletter.

ACFA Photo Competition 2010 Results

Humour Category – Winner: Dorothy Gormlie

First Woman - Mine's bigger than yours Second Woman- but mine's cuddly with big ears.

First Woman – Mine's bigger than yours

Second Woman – but mine's cuddly with big ears.


Archaeology Category (joint winners)

Fred Hay

An Teampull Rona

An Teampull Rona


Wendy Raine

Cultivation Terraces

Cultivation Terraces


Spirit of ACFA – Winner: Fred Hay

Committed Concentrated Certificated


Committed Concentrated Certificated


Overall winner and Quaich Winner: Fred Hay

Committed Concentrated Certificated

Fred Hay