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Camps Reservoir excavation and survey report from 1992

A survey and partial excavation of a series of Bronze Age and later structures exposed by the lowering of the water level in Camps Reservoir was carried out in 1992 and 1994. In the first campaign of work an enclosed cremation...
Low water levels at Daer reservoir

Reservoirs 2021 – exceptionally low water levels

Revisiting some of our past excavations sites recently found the reservoirs are particularly low this year. Some background information The four reservoirs are Talla, Fruid and Megget, all in Borders Region and Daer in South Lanarkshire. Various campaigns of work have...
Talla burn

Talla Reservoir

The temporary railway line carried 100 000 tons of material to the reservoir site but the vast bulk of material used in the construction of the dam wall was quarried from within the area of the reservoir.  This was...
Excavation at pottery location

Megget Reservoir

Megget Reservoir lies just outside the Peeblesshire boundary. However, the Tweed survey was continued over the Talla watershed because unusually low water levels in the dry summer of 2003 provided an opportunity to inspect parts of the reservoir floor...
Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology

In the area of the upper reaches of the Rivers Tweed and Clyde, there are five major reservoirs which have been inspected by BAG during periods of low water levels; these are Camps and Daer in Crawford parish in...
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Further archaeology work in Daer Reservoir – interim report

Biggar Archaeology Group PDF Reports. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk

Fruid Reservoir unenclosed platform settlements report

Biggar Archaeology Group PDF Reports. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk

Bronze Age Axe found in reservoir

A spectacular find has been made by the Biggar Archaeology Group at their excavation of two Bronze Age houses within Fruid reservoir near Tweedsmuir. We have been working on the site since 2003, gaining access to it only in late...

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Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology