As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, Dig It! 2017 worked with partners across the country to celebrate Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites with six unique events. Now it’s time to unearth six of our equally extraordinary Hidden Gems.
Unlike the World Heritage Sites, you won’t find these places featured in as many travel guides, postcards or Instagram feeds. They might be a little bit quieter, harder to find and rougher around the edges. You’ll have to step off the beaten track see some of them for your own eyes; it’s all part of the experience. Your reward is a piece of the past will surprise, delight and inspire you.
Hidden Gem sites from across Scotland will vie for your votes, with six winners hosting fantastic events in September as the centrepieces to Scottish Archaeology Month. Each contender is supported by an organisation which works hard all year round to protect and promote these special places.
The mystery sites will be revealed throughout May and you can follow along on social media with #ScotlandinSixHG. Once all of the sites have been revealed, voting will begin on the Dig It! 2017 Facebook page in June.