Launched in 1918, the battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood was Britain's biggest warship, earning it the nickname 'The Mighty Hood'. The vessel undertook missions and exercises around the world during the inter-war years before being mobilised for operations at the outbreak of World War II. In 1934, the Hood was anchored in Loch Eriboll, Sutherland. During … Continue reading The Hood Stones, Loch Eriboll
The broch at Carloway (Carlabagh) on the Isle of Lewis is an Iron Age monument that was probably constructed about the 1st century BCE and occupied initially until about 500 CE. Brochs are a type of circular roundhouse or tower construction unique to Scotland. Dun Carloway (Dùn Chàrlabhaigh) is a well-preserved example, with the back … Continue reading Dun Carloway, Isle of Lewis
The Blackhouse site at Arnol, on the West coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, consists of the houses and immediate surrounds of two crofts. At number 42, there is a conserved thatched ‘blackhouse’, originally constructed around 1875, and the 1960s bungalow that replaced it; and at number 39, there is a … Continue reading The Blackhouse, Arnol, Isle of Lewis
It was a surprisingly sunny and slightly windy day as a group of archaeologists, heritage professionals, climate change specialists, and community members walked out to see some of the archaeological remains half-hidden in the meandering coastlines of Sanday. A place of stunning white beaches and exciting wildlife, the Orkney island of Sanday in northern Scotland … Continue reading Bringing social values into the prioritisation of heritage sites: a question of resilience?
The 200-acre Kinneil Estate encompasses buildings and archaeological remains that evidence human occupation over a period of 2000 years. These include a section of the Roman Antonine Wall, with visible remains of a fortlet, and Kinneil House, the earliest parts of which were originally a 15th Century Tower House. Both of these sites are ‘properties … Continue reading Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness
Cables Wynd House, commonly referred to as the ‘Banana Flats’, is an elongated 10-storey concrete-slab block of 212 flats with private and public access balconies. It is located within the Kirkgate area of Leith, Edinburgh. The development of Kirkgate is bounded by Tolbooth Wynd (north), Cables Wynd (west), Yardheads (south), New Kirkgate (southeast) and also includes … Continue reading Cables Wynd House, Edinburgh
The Glasgow Lanes are a series of access and service routes that run parallel to the major thoroughfares in the city. Sauchiehall Lane runs parallel to Sauchiehall Street (to the North) and Bath Street (to the South), from West Nile Street (in the West) towards the M8, with a continuous seven-block stretch from West Campbell … Continue reading Sauchiehall Lane, Glasgow
This collaborative doctoral project focuses on the challenges and opportunities surrounding the assessment of social values in heritage management and conservation. The aim is to develop and trial a suite of qualitative methods for examining social values in a variety of ‘real-world’ heritage contexts. The resulting evidence-base will be used to identify a methodological ‘toolkit’ … Continue reading Project Summary