New book launched on Bute’s archaeology

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A new book detailing the results of research carried out into the island’s archaeological history is to be launched at Bute Museum this weekend.

‘One Island, Many Voices: Bute, Archaeology and the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme’ was edited by Paul Duffy, who was the deputy project manager of archaeology for Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme - the four-year project which saw major investment made on Bute’s rural landscape.

The book is a synthesis of new research and reviews arising from the project, bringing the current state of knowledge about the island’s archaeology up to date and forming the basis of the new Archaeological Research Framework for Bute.

Contributions from over 30 archaeology professionals and local enthusiasts review our current understandings of Bute’s heritage from the earliest Brandanes to the 20th century tourists and highlight some of the many voices that helped earn the project an ‘outstanding’ rating from independent evaluators.

* The book launch will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 11am in Bute Museum.