Crannog Homepage

Current Research and Training

Please scroll down for further information.

Training Opportunities in Public Archaeology
and Heritage Interpretation

The Scottish Crannog Centre provides training opportunities and project work for tourism students and for those studying anthropology, archaeology, experimental archaeology, underwater archaeology, Celtic studies, and related disciplines. We can provide workspace and the opportunity to present to school groups and the general public. We cannot provide accommodation or subsistence but we can assist in finding an affordable suitable base. We will post further details for 2016 when they become available.

Training in Underwater Archaeology - Courses 2016 at Kenmore, Loch Tay.

Dates and times to be confirmed.

Lots of fun with tape measures, pier structure, and site recording sessions!


Our crannog ancestors used hazel for many purposes and enjoyed the nuts the trees produced. Here at the Scottish Crannog Centre we have initiated several local coppice plots and we are always looking for support to sustain them. Please download our leaflet for more information. (Sorry, this may take a minute or so). For volunteering, please email if you would like to participate. Our coppicing team looks forward to welcoming you. See also a selection of our photos.

Our first funded coppice project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Tayside LEADER 2007-2013 Programme and Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust. This included a coppice conference on 19-20 April, 2013. Presentations on the biodiversity & economic benefits of coppicing hazel, case studies in Scotland, the value of networking, and future opportunities. Excursions to new sites being managed took place on each afternoon. A short report on the conference may be found in the Autumn 2013 issue of Reforesting Scotland.

Books of interest: Available from the Scottish Crannog Centre

The Carpow Logboat: A Bronze Age Vessel Brought to Life The story of the woodworking project in 2010 (see below) to create a Bronze-Age style logboat. Published by the Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, this popular account costs £5 and is available now from the Scottish Crannog Centre.

Carpow in Context: A Late Bronze Age Logboat from the Tay Detailed monograph of the discovery, raising, and preservation of the Carpow logboat published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Featuring contributions from a range of specialists, this excellent hardback is now available at the Scottish Crannog Centre for £30.

Crannog Books

Crannogs of Perthshire by Dr Nicholas Dixon. This booklet provides an introduction to crannogs and covers recent underwater archaeological exploration and historical background for several of the more than 40 crannogs in Perthshire. 2009. Published by the Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust. Available from the Scottish Crannog Centre and local outlets. Paperback. Price £3. Contact:

SORRY, OUT OF PRINT: The Crannogs of Scotland: an Underwater Archaeology by Dr Nicholas Dixon, the leading authority on ancient Scottish loch-dwellings. Read about the discovery and history of these enigmatic ancient settlements, why they survive, the well-preserved archaeological remains, and the techniques of underwater archaeology. 2004. Tempus Publishing Ltd.



what is a crannog | the scottish crannog centre | events | what's new | underwater archaeology
current research & training | where to find us | links | home

Site maintained by the Scottish Crannog Centre. All material copyright © the scottish crannog centre 1998-2015