Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project

The land on the north side of Loch Tay, below Ben Lawers, forms one of Scotland's most iconic landscapes, but it also contains one of the best surviving and best documented areas of medieval or later rural settlement. The Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project was a 5-year initiative to look at this cultural landscape

  • to find out what is there;
  • to understand the remains and what they have to tell us about people in the past;
  • to use established and new scientific techniques to find out more;
  • to involve people locally and from further afield in this work;
  • and ultimately to use this information to help conserve the landscape for future generations to understand and enjoy.

With a final budget forecast valued at over £1,000,000, this was one of the largest archaeological research projects ever undertaken in Scotland. The project lasted until 2006.

The Project was run by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, and many other partners.

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