Falkirk Young Archaeologists Club

Falkirk Young Archaeologists' Club made a visit to Wester Drumclair deserted farmsteading during October 2009 and, with the help of volunteers from Armadale Archaeological Society, found out how aerial photography helps archaeologists understand the historic environment.

A pole photography aerial view of Wester Drumclair

The visit took place at the Forestry Commission Scotland’s Limerigg Woods near Slammanan, Falkirk, and we were able to investigate an abandoned farmstead at close quarters - and from above. Thanks to Rosie and John Wells from the West Lothian Archaeology Group, the Young Archaeologists got to see a bird’s eye view of the ruins with the aid of a kite, a camera and an eight metre fishing pole!

Pole photography

The results were quite spectacular and the group planned to continue their investigations of aerial photography at the club's next session, also making use of RCAHMS digital aerial photography resources.

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