The Our Portmoak project is running a Muckle Dig this weekend for everyone to experience a real dig in the local area. On Sunday (the 18th), they’re digging in the Michael Bruce Cottage garden and Portmoak Primary school grounds in Kinnesswood (on Loch Leven).
It’s free to turn up and dig or people can bring along their own artefacts and finds for our archaeologists to identify.
As part of the Muckle Dig weekend, 2 children from Portmoak Primary School will be “an Archaeologist for a Day” in their own gardens . Through a competition run by Our Portmoak and Portmoak Primary School, children said why they wanted to be an archaeologist for a day and why they thought their garden would be a good place to conduct and archaeological dig. The children were also asked to draw a picture showing their garden or them as an archaeologist. Two winners were chosen by Professor David Munro, Chair of Kinross Museum.
The winners will have the services of an archaeologist from OJT Heritage for a day to help them dig and identify their finds. Our Portmoak are also helping the children taking part to achieve their Archaeology Scotland Heritage Heroes Explorer Award Certificate.
About Our Portmoak- http://www.kinrossmuseum.org.uk/our_portmoak/our_portmoak_home.htm