Specialist Reports

The projects operated by Biggar Archaeology Group are far reaching in their scope; all of the main projects are intertwined through the chronology and typology of the sites involved. Sub projects, research projects and specialist reports are now being devised as a consequence of the discoveries made over the years.

Specialist reports

Early 18th Century wine bottle

Bottle Report – The collections of excavated glass from Glenochar and Smithwood bastle houses

We now have the second bottle and glass report by Robin Murdoch of Edinburgh, on...
A light green, burnt and 'micro-crazed' flake from Biggar Common (left), stay unaltered, black pitchstone flake from Arran (right)

Biggar Pitchstone Report – Archaeological Pitchstone in Northern Britain

The pitchstone finds and assemblages from our various projects now constitute the largest collection of...
Melbourne excavation mini beaker found in main pit

Lipid analysis of impressed and grooved ware sherds from Melbourne excavation

Impressed and grooved ware sherds found at Melbourne excavations have been analysed. Some of the impressed...
Clay pipe, Glendorch Bastle excavation

Tobacco Pipes Specialist Report

During the course of excavating on post medieval sites, especially bastle houses and 17th and...
Howburn Core

Howburn – Sediment Coring and the significance of stratigraphy beneath Strathbogie Plantation

Sediment coring and the significance of the stratigraphy beneath Strathbogie Plantation With the Howburn archaeological site...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology