Annual Report 2014

The reports of individual meetings can be found in the Features section.

Chairman’s Report

I am most grateful to the members for their continued support of the Society and especially to the committee for their efforts in bringing the annual programme of lectures to fruition. Secretary Helen Bowick and Treasurer Donald Cowell deserve special thanks for their diligence in keeping the administration and finances respectively under control. Thanks also to the various tea ladies, to David Collin for producing the striking posters and to Dick Carter for opening and setting up the hall for our meetings. The club remains in a reasonably healthy financial position but will need to be proactive in balancing income and expenditure in the coming years.

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Galloway Iron Age, and excavations at Black Loch of Myrton

A view of the area showing the hearthstones
A view of the area showing the hearthstones

Recent developments in the study of the Galloway Iron Age, and excavations at Black Loch of Myrton

The presence of local man Graeme, and the importance of the findings for Galloway on the site he described, ensured that once again there was a large turnout of members and visitors.

Galloway is fortunate to have a range of Iron Age features such as forts, ditches, enclosures and brochs. Graeme Cavers described previous archaeological work in Galloway in which he and many other people and groups had been involved. For example the Community based project at Cults Loch near Castle Kennedy where other Iron Age features had been explored.

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