Future Work

The Covid-19 pandemic prevented any further progress on the archaeology project in 2020 or 2021. Changes have occurred in both staff at the University of Glasgow and the ownership of the Glen Lyon Estate which contains much of the local archaeological resources. The ownership of the Glen Lyon Estate has passed to Mr. John Paul DeJoria, an American entrepreneur and philanthropist (1).

Based on his excavations on the Early Christian elite settlement (Scheduled Monument SM8123), Dr. O’Grady stated that “evidence for the on-going depletion of nationally significant archaeological remains supports the need for further and larger scale archaeological excavation to record the surviving remains and further understand the significance of this important site” (2).

The possibilities for 2024 and beyond remain unclear but any future archaeological exploration should fit within the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework, an element of ScARF (3).


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_DeJoria
  2. O’Grady, O.J.T., (2011), Geophysical Survey and Trial Excavation 2011: Data Structure Report. Unpublished report: HES Archives.
  3. https://scarf.scot/regional/pkarf/
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