Help us to restore a traditional Ardnamurchan dwelling

posted in: News | 0

Following the official launch of The Achnaha Blackhouse Restoration Project back in late January, the Archaeology Scotland team are delighted to announce that work on the site is about to begin! 

Part of the Adopt-a-Monument: Ardnamurchan programme, the project will involve rebuilding and repairing two structures based on historical photos, local vernacular, and research from 1880 to 1920, and will be led by local traditional skills specialist, Pete Holmes. 

The project offers participants fully funded training in dry stone dyking & constructing retaining walls; path-work; fencing and gate hanging;  coppicing and coppice craft; lime mortar pointing and a small amount of rubble building, along with weekly work party sessions every Thursday from March 16th.

If you’d like to get involved with this one of a kind opportunity to restore a piece of Ardnamurchan’s rich history, get in touch by emailing or by completing this form.

The Real Wild West: Adopt-a-Monument on Ardnamurchan, is funded through the Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF). A fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by NatureScot on behalf of the Scottish Government. Match funding is provided by Historic Environment Scotland.