Bute hosts Glasgow students’ archaeology field trip

Second year archaeology students from the University of Glasgow pictured at St Blane's Chapel during their Bute field trip.
Second year archaeology students from the University of Glasgow pictured at St Blane's Chapel during their Bute field trip.

Bute hosted the annual field trip by second year archaeology students from the University of Glasgow last weekend.

Led by local archaeologist Paul Duffy, and Dr Kenny Brophy, Dr Nyree Finlay and Dr Stephen Harrison from the university, the field trip uses the unique archaeology of Bute and work carried out during the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme as real life examples of archaeology and heritage works in practice.

“We’ve worked hard to develop a longer term sustainable relationship between the island and Archaeology at the University of Glasgow,” Paul said, “and I’m delighted to see the students this year enjoying the island as much as in previous years.

“It’s also great to say that we’ll be developing these links later this year when third year students return to the island to undertake some detailed vocational training, using archive material at Bute Museum and archaeological sites in the Bute landscape.”

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