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The Crannog Reconstruction

The authentic Crannog reconstruction was built between 1994-1997 as an archaeological experiment led by Dr Nicholas Dixon and Ms Barrie Andrian, founders of the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (SC018418), based on their underwater research. In the absence of major funding, the crannog was built by a mainly volunteer workforce too numerous to list individually, with support and contributions from the following: the Ellis Campbell Foundation, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the Esmee Fairbairn Trust, Glenfiddich Living Scotland Awards, the Mac Robertson Trust, the MacTaggart Third Fund, Master Thatchers North, the Moray Foundation, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust, Perthshire Tourist Board, the Russell Trust, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology, Tayreed Company Ltd, and the University of Edinburgh. We are also grateful to numerous friends and supporters for the donation of goods, services, equipment and funds.

The Scottish Crannog Centre

The Crannog opened to the public in July 1997 with exhibits displayed in temporary buildings. We thank all staff, students, volunteers, and supporters who provided the framework which helped pave the way for a more permanent Centre. We are especially grateful to the Balmoral Group, the Esmee Fairbairn Trust, the Gannochy Trust, the Leader II Programme, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, the A Proctor Group and Scottish Enterprise Tayside who supported and funded the new Scottish Crannog Centre which opened in July, 2000.

Since then we have had small grants to support marketing initiatives and two LEADER grants which included support from The Quality of Life Trust, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust/Heritage Trust, the Rural Tayside LEADER programme and Scottish Government. The latter 2 focused on restoration and enhancement of the Crannog as well as regenerating hazel coppice in local woodlands. (see What's New) We are grateful to all supporters as we still have no fixed funding from any source other than admissions and gift shop sales and donations.

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (SC018418)

We are grateful to all of our STUA friends and 'Friends of the Crannog' who have supported and who continue to assist our work and future developments. We especially thank our Trustees, past and present, for their longstanding patience, advice and mentoring.

The Scottish Crannog Centre is an independent organisation acting as the trading company for the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. Profits generated from the Centre are donated to the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. Neither organisation receives fixed funding from any source, so income is generated by admissions and sales in the giftshop, donations, and grants. Grants are essential for any new developments at the Centre, including enhancement of the exhibition area and expansion of educational and events programmes. Grants are also essential for the STUA to purchase updated equipment and to carry out training and research projects.

How You Can Help?

All contributions, no matter how small, are welcome and put to very good use. You can call on tel. +44 (0)1887830583 or email on if you wish to make a donation. Alternatively, write to STUA, c/o The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire PH15 2HY.



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