Crannog Centre, Scotland
Saturday, September 05, 2009
This afternoon I am posting information on one my favourite Scottish sites, namely the Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay.
This reconstructed iron-age building is unique. It was built using information obtained by archaeologists working underwater, at the Oakbank site on the opposite bank of Loch Tay.
A Crannog is a type of high status, loch (lake) dwelling in use from about 3000BC through to (in rare cases) the 17th century AD. The structure is that of a timber built roundhouse supported on wooded piles driven into the loch bed and situated just off the bank so that a short bridge is required to access the building.
It is believed that the occupants of crannogs were wealthy farmers who kept animals and exploited and managed the local, natural environment.
This is an excellent interpretation centre with volunteers demonstrating wool spinning, wood turning and fire lighting using ancient technologies. Visitors can participate in these activities.
I can arrange tours to the Crannog Centre.
posted by Catswhiskers @ 7:14 AM