Archaeology students in Bute field trip visit

Archaeology students from Glasgow University on a field trip to Bute on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Archaeology students from Glasgow University on a field trip to Bute on March 6 and 7, 2015.

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Sixty-five second year students from the University of Glasgow visited Bute at the weekend to take part in the university’s annual archaeology field trip.

Now in its third year, the field trip uses the unique archaeology of Bute and work carried out during the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme to introduce students to real life heritage issues.

The group were based at the Glenburn Hotel and over the course of the weekend they saw many of the island’s heritage highlights in the Scalpsie, Kingarth and Ettrick landscapes, as well as visiting Rothesay Castle and Bute Museum.

Glasgow University’s head of archaeology and local resident, Dr Nyree Finlay, said: “Our students love coming here, and we make a big effort to source everything we can locally as well as encouraging students to use local shops, bars and restaurants.

“It’s important to us that the island benefits as well as the students and this year we estimate that direct spending put over £1,000 per day into the Bute economy.”

* More on this story in the next edition of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 12.