Previously to the volunteer day, CBP directors Iain Maclean and Dawn Mackay cleared weeds and laid three layers of geotextile in the broch interior and along the path through the wall which is the original entranceway to what would have been an enclosed building.
Permission for the work on the scheduled monument was obtained from Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
Local building contractor GMR Henderson supplied 16 tonnes of stone chips and a mini-digger, with costs covered through money raised at local events and a donation from the RES Wind Farm Community Fund.
The stone was taken from an unloading area along paths and into the broch by the CBP team and volunteers. Wheelbarrows were loaded from a pile of stone by the mini-digger. At the other end, stone was dumped from the wheelbarrows and spread by other volunteers using shovels and rakes. All the wheelbarrow trips were calculated to be the equivalent of a 5 mile walk for each volunteer!
The broch is now in much better shape, though HES are aware that further work will be required to stabilise the walls.