Old Kinord

Members gathered at the the Old Kinord settlement

Fifteen members gathered on a fine sunny evening to visit the Iron Age settlement at Old Kinord. What remains at the site are the footings of a number of circular houses dating back to between 100BC and 100AD.

The site was excavated in 2016 by Professor Richard Bradley’s team and three of our group members, Nigel Healey, Veronica Ross and Irvine Ross, were part of that team. The excavation report was published in 2021 so we now have the radiocarbon dates. This meant we were able to look in detail at the dates and the sequence of construction of the various buildings.  We were also able to trace how the methods of construction varied over time and how the souterrains (underground storage chambers) came  into use and were then abandoned and built over  by the next building in the succession.

This was a fine start to our summer programme of Oot an Aboot excursions and we hope all the other visits are as successful.