Bronze Age hillfort dig under way
Archaeologists have descended on one of Moray’s most famous hills to dig up more evidence of a Bronze Age fort.
Cluny Hill in Forres is the site of excavations for the next two weeks, as a team of experts and volunteers investigate the remains of a fort dating from approximately 800 BC.
This is the second year of the dig after radiocarbon dating of samples proved the existence of the hillfort.
A hillfort is a site usually used as a fortified refuge or a defended settlement, taking advantage of the rise in the land to do this.
Stonework and paving discovered so far on Cluny Hill have provided evidence of an iron smelting location, with the stones potentially forming part of the hearth.
The dig is on until Friday September 21 and is run through the Friends of the Falconer Museum and funded with cash from the Berryburn Wind Farm Community Fund.