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The Poolewe Hoard

01 October 2020

© NMS (Matt Knight) In 1877, a Bronze Age hoard of nine copper alloy artefacts were recovered while peat cutting near Poolewe, Highland (Jolly 1879-1880, 46). These objects included five c...
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Storr Rock Viking Silver Hoard

04 September 2020

In 1891 a collection of coins and fragments of silver objects and ingots (hacksilver) was found on the shore near the Storr Rock on Skye. It is a typical mixed Viking silver hoard such as found throug...
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Mesolithic bloodstone artefacts from Camas Daraich, Skye

07 August 2020

Bloodstone microlith blades  © Beverly Ballin Smith Bloodstone is a form of jasper (chalcedony) which outcrops on the island of Rum, to the south of Skye. It was used in prehistory, ...
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