Tuesday 21 March 2017

The Fort

The Fort from Nevis Landscape Partnership on Vimeo.

I’m delighted to share a film we shot last summer for the Nevis Landscape Partnership, and premiered at the Fort William Mountain Festival last month. It’s my first archaeology film! 

The Iron Age fort of Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis always caught my eye when walking off the summit of Ben Nevis after a winter climb. It’s striking ring-like remains on the summit of a conical hill across the glen always catches the late afternoon sun. I always resolved to find out more about the fort but never did. So it was great to hear that the Nevis Landscape Partnership had arranged a three-year project to excavate the fort for the first time, and that myself and Claire would be filming it this year.

I’m always fascinated to learn something about scientific disciplines I know little about and the archaeologists I interviewed during the excavation were great to listen to and really opened my mind to think about the themes of archaeology in general, and get a better vision of life in Glen Nevis thousands of years ago. Enjoy the film.

PS: If you liked it, maybe you have not yet seen the NLP films we made in the previous two years. Here they are:

Ben Nevis : The Hidden Side from Nevis Landscape Partnership on Vimeo.

Ben Nevis · Wild Times from Nevis Landscape Partnership on Vimeo.

Nineteen Projects from Nevis Landscape Partnership on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing. We can also share online tutorial on vimeo.