Publications

Our publications are available for purchase or download through online stores and a small number of local retailers, details and links have been included against each title.


Hillforts of the Tay:
Community Archaeology at Moncreiffe Hill and Castle Law, Abernethy, Perth and Kinross

“This is the endlessly fascinating story of both the hillforts and the people who investigated them, and is precisely the kind of wide-ranging, informative, and easy-to-read guidebook that archaeologists should be making.” – Current Archaeology

Published in an eye catching and accessible format with beautiful interpretative reconstructive illustrations, this booklet presents the findings from a major community archaeology project that investigated the little understood hillforts around the Tay estuary between 2014-2018.

It tells the story of both forts on Moncreiffe Hill, and at Castle Law, Abernethy, the archaeological work undertaken and the critical role members of the local community played. It examines the structures uncovered and the artefacts found during excavation, including the beautiful Moredun Bronze Pin – a miniature masterpiece of early Celtic art. It also examines aspects of the construction, use and abandonment of each of the hillforts over 2,000 years ago, drawing the strands of evidence together and presenting them alongside current knowledge of the Iron Age environment and landscape in which the sites existed.

£5.00 Available from Perth Museum and Art Gallery and Innerpeffray Library

Paperback | ISBN:978-5272-6405-2 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2020 | 73p, colour illustrations throughout


General Wade’s Legacy:
The 18th Century Military Road System in Perthshire

This accessible and richly illustrated book and accompanying guide-map of General Wade – the man who brought military roads and bridges to highland Scotland in the early 18th century in response to the Jacobite threat. Packed with interesting details, this booklet is the first significant publication on this fascinating subject in nearly 25 years. The book sets out the history of the military road network whilst the map will help you explore the archaeological sites and guide you along sections of the road that can still be walked today.

£5.00 Available from Perth Museum and Art Gallery, The Watermill Bookshop in Aberfeldy and Innerpeffray Library

Lindsay Farquharson (Author) |Paperback | ISBN:978-5272-6405-2 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2020 | 73p, colour illustrations throughout

 

 


The Carpow Logboat:
A Bronze Age Vessel Brought to Life

This booklet gives an account of the remarkable discovery and excavation of the Carpow Late Bronze Age logboat. It also tells the story of how the excavation team then led a reconstruction of a Bronze Age logboat, using replica bronze tools, on the banks of Loch Tay before paddling it across the loch to its new home at the Scottish Crannog Centre. “…a remarkable achievement within the context of British maritime archaeology” Mariner’s Mirror book review.

£5.00     Available from Perth Museum and Art Gallery and Innerpeffray Library

David Strachan (Author) | Paperback | ISBN:978-0-9564427-2-7 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2010 | 60p, colour illustrations throughout

 

 

 


The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment):
A Short History of the Regiment in Peace and War

This new short history, produced in partnership the Black Watch Museum, is beautifully illustrated with images of artefacts and photographs from the museum collection in Perth. The perfect accompaniment for exploring the regiment’s history on a day out.

£5.00     Available from The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth and Innerpeffray Library

David Strachan (Editor) | Paperback | ISBN:978-0-9564427-4-1 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2011 | 64p, col illus throughout

 

 

 

 


Early Medieval Settlement in Upland Perthshire:
Excavations at Lair, Glen Shee 2012-17

Archaeological evidence for settlement and land use in early medieval Scottish upland landscapes remains largely undiscovered. This study records only the second excavation of one important and distinctive house form, the Pitcarmick type building, in the hills of north-east Perth and Kinross. Excavation of seven turf buildings at Lair in Glen Shee has confirmed the introduction of Pitcarmick buildings in the early 7th century AD. Clusters of these at Lair, and elsewhere in the hills, are interpreted as integrated, spatially organised farm complexes comprising byre-houses and outbuildings. Their form has more to do with contemporary traditions across the North Sea than with local styles.

Available in print from Innerpeffray Library and Open Access from Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

David Strachan, David Sneddon and Richard Tipping (Authors) | Hardback | Printed ISBN: 9781789693157 | Epublication ISBN: 9781789693164 | Published by: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd | Year of Publication: 2019 | 202 pages 63 of which are in full colour.

 

 


Carpow in Context
Winner of the Nautical Archaeology Society Keith Muckelroy Memorial Award for 2011.

This full-colour monograph tells the story of the challenging excavation and recovery of the Late Bronze Age logboat from the Tay Estuary, involving an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach with archaeologists, palaeo-environmentalists, conservationists and marine salvage divers working together. The papers presents a background to logboats, a comprehensive account of the project, and detailed description and reconstruction of the boat itself. Further chapters consider the context of the vessel in terms of contemporary environment, settlement, ritual and trade. The first detailed synthesis of Late Bronze Age Tayside for almost forty years.

£10.00    Available from Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

David Strachan (Author) | Hardback | ISBN: 9780903903257 | Published by: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland | Year of Publication: 2010 | 222p, colour illustrations

 


Excavations at the Black Spout, Pitlochry

The story of an archaeological dig from 2005-9 which uncovered remarkable broch-like architecture at an Iron Age building near Pitlochry.This full colour book explores the contemporary culture and environment of the region with expert contributions exploring place-names, ancient environments and the array of stone, metal and glass artefacts unearthed.

£10.00    Available from Innerpeffray Library

David Strachan (Author) | Paperback | ISBN 978-0-9572114-1-4 | Published by PKHT | 2013 | A4 172 pages full colour with over 100 illustrations.

 

 


Perth: a Place in History

Published following the highly successful two day conference in Perth 2010, this excellent book is a must read for anyone from Perth or with an interest in the fascinating history of the area. Through a series of 12 papers, ‘Perth: A Place in History’ charts the development of the city, from prehistory to the 20th century with notable contributions from authors including Alan MacDonald, Chris Whatley, Charles McKean and Chris Fleet covering archaeology, cartography, Georgian architecture, the influences of Bells and Dewar’s Whisky, and the General Accident insurance company.

£10.00    Available from Innerpeffray Library

David Strachan (Edited) | Paperback | ISBN:978-0-9564427-5-8 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2011 | 104p, colour illustrations throughout

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