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 are vying 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 or group who works hard all year round to protect and promote these special places.
Voting is taking place on the Dig It! 2017 Facebook page until the end of July, with one “like” equaling one vote. Click on the VOTE button below to get started.