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Following a bit of a hiatus over the summer, the steering group will be taking a major step in the weeks and months ahead with the compilation of a Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI).  This pivotal document draws on the Project Design conceived in the early days and the many questions surrounding the basic timeline and phases of occupation of the castle.  These are now augmented by the exciting survey results from our collaboration in the spring with Nosas (North of Scotland Archaeological Society) which has amazed us all with newly revealed features not evident in Beaton’s original survey in 1883.  This WSI will underpin a future excavation bid and associated permissions and funding applications.

October Update!

The Steering Committee met middle of September to review what has happened so far and plan our next steps. We are going to use the survey data we’ve gathered so far to draft a Written Scheme of Investigation which will form the basis of any funding applications and help to secure the necessary permissions. We’ll keep you updated on its progress, in the meantime don’t miss this month’s Highland Archaeology Festival:

3D animation of Ormond Castle

Following the recent plane table and photogrammetry survey of Ormond Castle, we are now able to produce a 3d model of the site. Thanks must go to Andy Hickie of the Avoch Community Archaeology group for making the video and Alan Thompson of NOSAS for the aerial photography images.

Look at the details you can see.  We are looking forward to learning more about the lumps and bumps in due course.

Click on the link below…

YouTube link