Surveying the hillforts of the Inner Tay estuary, Perth and Kinross


The archaeological reports produced for each of the six surveyed hillforts around Perth have been uploaded online to the OA Library, and they can be downloaded here.

The detailed topographic surveys present a thorough record of all the archaeological structures and components identified on each of the hillfort sites in the form of a series of detailed and annotated measured plans.  Surveys were undertaken at Castle Law, Abernethy;  Moncreiffe Hill;  Moredun Top, Moncreiffe;  Grassy Law, Deuchny Wood;  Law Hill, Arnbathie  and Pole Hill, Evelick. In the case of the hillfort at Abernethy the survey also recorded the outlines of previous antiquarian excavations on the site.

The hillforts are late-prehistoric/early-historic defended sites of significant archaeological importance, both in terms of buried archaeological deposits and as monuments within the wider landscape. Significant elements at the core of all six hillforts surveyed during the present phase of the project are statutorily protected as Scheduled Monuments of national importance.



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