Step back in time to imagine the construction of a broch in stone and timber, and ask yourself what it meant to build a broch.
To Build a Broch is designed to be read as a book, or to support indoor and outdoor learning. It presents a fresh take on both the interpretation of our ancient past and contemporary archaeological practice.
This 106 page tour de force has been created by Forestry and Land Scotland in collaboration with archaeologists including input from our own Broch Project team! A stock of the beautifully printed books has been given to us to sell from the limited print run to raise money for the Broch Project. The book can also be viewed online.
The authors explore the archaeological investigation of brochs, considering both architectural design and structural engineering, and explain how we can read the ruins today, describing the various structural components that can be found in both unconsolidated ruins and consolidated structures. Fictional voices from the past describe the building of a broch, while contemporary voices from across Scotland’s vibrant heritage sector describe a wide range of cutting-edge work, including archaeological excavation, conservation management, heritage interpretation and digital documentation.
Fulfilled by Caithness Broch Project