Treasured Remains: Telling Tales, an Intro to Graveyard Research & Interpretation at New Lanark
Find out how to tell your site's stories
Ever wonder where to find more information about a graveyard or how to explain the rich and unique history of a historic site to the general public? Come along to these workshops and we will take you through the journey from finding out more to presenting that information in an engaging way. Please see look under 'Other Resources' on this page for useful resources when thinking about interpretation for your graveyard project.
This workshop will explore the links between the New Lanark burial ground, and the Scottish Highlands. Who were the people buried here, and what was it about this site which drew people to use it rather than the more established cemeteries?
Saturday 13 January, New Lanark Burial Ground, 10am-4pm
Meeting point: David Dale's House, New Lanark. (Two buildings along from the red phone box - look out for the green & white banner on the fence. The front door is on the other side of house, facing the mill building.)
Events in the series are listed here:
Graveyard Detectives – Illustrated talk and family activities to launch the project. Saturday 9 September, New Lanark, 1-4pm
Uncovering Buried Tombstones – probing for and uncovering the buried stones so that the graveyard can be better recorded. Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September, St Patrick’s Churchyard, Dalzell Estate, 10am-4pm
Tomb Readers: Throwing New Light on Worn Inscriptions with Digital Photography – Learn how to use Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to take photos capturing a surface’s shape and colour using lights at different angles, to help uncover inscriptions and designs difficult to see with the naked eye. Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October, St Patrick's Kirkyard, Dalzell Estate, 10am-4pm and Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October, St Michael’s Churchyard, Cambusnethan, 10am-4pm
What Lies Beneath? Discovering Graveyard Geophysics – Learn how geophysics is used to identify the hidden heritage that lies below the ground. Sunday 29 October, St Ninian’s Graveyard, Stonehouse, 10am-4pm
Telling Tales: An Introduction to Graveyard Research and Interpretation – Ever wonder where to find more information about a graveyard or how to explain the rich and unique history of a site to the general public? Come along to these workshops and we will take you through the journey from finding out more to presenting that information in an engaging way. Saturday 9 December, St Ninian’s Graveyard, Stonehouse, 10am-4pm and Saturday 13 January, New Lanark Burial Ground, 10am-4pm
Watch the video with Susan Buckham, Kirkyard Consulting, below.
Read the Treasured Remains Conservation Strategy for Historic Graveyards in the Clyde and Avon Valley undertaken by Kirkyard Consultants in 2011 below.