Our Blog

Welcome to Ancrum & District Heritage Society's blog! We'll be sharing news and stories from our members and friends, as well as the experts who are helping us discover and build on the heritage of Ancrum and the surrounding areas. 

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Mantle Walls Dig 23 Daily Diary

We are pleased to welcome Heritage Archaeology Research Practice (HARP) to our Mantle walls site.  Our dig will run from the 4th to the 15th of September,  and we  will be updating this page daily with the highlights of each days digging,  To keep up with our story click here  Mantle Walls Dig 23 Daily Diary 

Dr Chris Bowles, former head archaeologist for Scottish Borders Council, talks about the importance of Ancrum and the lasting impact his work in the village has had on him .           

Click here to read Chris's blog

Eoin is a native of Fife and has been involved in communities, landscapes and heritage for more than 30 years. His involvement in timber came through years of working in the archaeological landscape of Scotland.                                      

He received an MBE in 2002 for his work in small business development in rural Scotland.        Read his blog about Harestanes and the lost stone circle here.

At Ancrum & District Heritage Society, we have always been driven by the passion of local people and a community spirit that has seen us achieve some great things. The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) is a fantastic example of what community-led projects can grow to become.....           

 To find out more read their blog here 

Ten years ago, I was looking forward to a gentle retirement from my job at the Office for National Statistics after seventeen years of being broken down by age and sex (that’s a statistician’s joke!) Then one day I was invited to go for a walk with some friends in the Scottish Borders and, as they say, my life was never the same again.  To read David's story click here