History dig debris is eyesore no more

Published: 01/06/2010

THE rotting remains of a caravan and hut left behind more than a decade ago by archaeologists excavating an area of North Uist have been cleared away by community volunteers.

The accommodation was in annual use for more than two decades by archaeologists at the ancient site of Udal, in Grenitote, North Uist.

The dig was led by freelance archaeologist Iain Crawford, with the help of many local people. However, the accommodation, including a hut used for processing finds. was left behind when work on the excavation stopped, and subsequently created an increasing hazard for livestock on Grenitote common grazings.

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