If you haven't seen the October report, please do. This is the report prepared for Historic Scotland to summarize the work done in October 2013. Lots of pictures of the careful, skilled removal of trees, saplings and ivy.
We are looking forward to a significant number of summer guests to the island ... and will be preparing a flyer for some key group visits. Katherine has committed to the University of Chicago and will finish her last high-school exam (AP Calculus) tomorrow. The summer flyer will be her next creative endeavor.
We are confirming funding for the remaining two day visit to the island for completion of the Phase II and III field work. As you may recall, the trip was originally scheduled for April, but we need (hope) to let the loch level get low enough to allow surveying the ring walls observed in June 2012. Our archaeologists, Fiona, Tom and David, have been very patient and flexible. We need to fund the remaining visit and the actual "office work" of preparing drawings and reports. Even though CMSI indicated earlier that it will sponsor the Phase III work, your donations (including those of Clan MacFarlane Worldwide and The Clan MacFarlane Australia, Inc.) have funded most of Phase II and there is still more to do. We do appreciate all your generous donations and we do need to continue to raise Phase II funds to support our archaeologists in completing the final visits and reports.
Do see the previous submission ..which was held in in the Drafts folder for some reason. It reminds us of the sequence of activities and approvals necessary for preservation and excavation. We have come a very long way. Thank you!