Excavations in 2009 were again focussed on the site of the 1767 – 1779 salt works. We finished off the possible pan house in Trench 4 and opened up more of the ‘Salt mans House’ in Trench 2. The best discoveries of the season were Kirk’s ‘Intended Wagon Road’ in Trench 7, and a mound of clinker from industrial fires, which also included chunks of pan scratch or stone scratch – the first direct evidence of salt panning so far!
Our team in 2009 were:
Brian Adams, Jacqueline Aitken, Leoma Aitken, John Campbell Smith, Steve Clark, Anne Coombs, Ruaridh Coombs, Cathy Dagg, Andrew Dorin, Joanna Dunster, Marischa Francis, Joni Guest, George Gunn, Joanna Hambly, Janet Hooper, Eddie Keatinge, Nick Lindsay, George MacBeath, Heather Macdonald, Lisa Macdonald, Karl Major, Liz Miller, Robin Murdoch, Marion Ruscoe, Jean Sargent, Roger Smith, Anna Welti, John Wombell, Trina Wombell.