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

First Year of the Rona survey

The recent visit to Rona and the and beginning of the survey of Dry Harbour, Isle of Rona took place at the end of May in glorious sunshine. About half of Dry Harbour settlement, the main settlement on Rona, was drawn up by a small team. The immediate environs were walked with great difficulty since the vegetation and terrain are very much against us, with heavy scrub, brambles and bracken cover and rough rocky ground.

The accommodation was very comfortable, the food great and the company excellent.

Further discussion on the survey will take place at the AGM in November.

Bute Project – Coming out of Winter’s Darkness

Winter obviously isn’t over yet, but at least the days are noticeably longer, and it’s time to get out and look at some more of Bute’s coastline. The report on last year’s work is now complete and I hope to have printed copies ready soon. This year’s work will be starting at Stravannan Bay (where the last survey finished) and moving on round the south coast of the island, ending up at Kilchattan Bay. If you are interested in taking part, the following dates are now in the calendar: Wednesday 23rd February Tuesday 8th March Wednesday 23rd March Contact via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.