Walking the Stone Age:
The Cleaven Dyke, Meikleour
Follow an ancient processional route, taken by stone age farmers, along one of the most remarkable archaeological structures in Scotland. For long thought to be a Roman military defence, the impressive linear bank and its associated ditches are in fact the remains of a Neolithic bank barrow and ‘cursus’, built over a number of years from around 3,300BC. Archaeologist David Strachan of Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust will discuss many of the theories of how the monument was used – from the burial of important people to processional ways for religious ceremonies over 5,000 years ago.
DATE: Wednesday 4th November
COST: Free of charge but booking required
MEETING POINT: Meet at the Meikleour Arms Hotel carpark, Meikleour (NO 157 739)
BOOKING: By phone 01350 724261 (or 724281) or online CLICK HERE
NOTES: Easy walk but dress sensibly for the weather (sturdy footwear/waterproofs essential).