The Sim-dig workshop at Dunollie was a real success!
11 children gathered under the shelter of the big sail in the fairy garden where Alison talked them through the different stones and metals found throughout the ages.
They discussed travel, weapons and more! The children had an opportunity to feel flint and saw photographs of the bronze axe head which was found here at Dunollie.
Alison then briefed the group and prepared them for their dig. They keenly picked up their trowels and shovels and headed for the dig box. They carefully sorted through the sand and soil and collected their finds in find trays.
Once they had each collected three finds they headed to the cleaning station where they brushed them off. They then took them back to the table and sketched their finds, documenting them just as we would on a real dig.
The group then went up to the castle and looked at the real dig site. They found it fascinating and Alison was able to give them lots of information about what had been found on the dig.
The group then returned to the fairy garden where they had cocoa, biscuits and lots of chat about history, archaeology and continued with their sketches.