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Title: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 29, 2015, 12:49:23 PM
The actual excavations take place between 12th-13th-14th-15th-16th August. During 3 to 4 days of the excavation period a metal detecting survey will take place on the Killiecrankie battlefield site. Eight volunteers are required for each of the 3 to 4 days of the survey. A £30 fee will be given to each volunteer to help with expenses. Could anyone interested in taking part in the survey please make me aware by posting below please. Those who can attend all 3 or 4 days will be given priority over those who can attend only one or so days.  Jim Crombie
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: wayoutwest on July 29, 2015, 03:09:08 PM
The actual excavations take place between 12th-13th-14th-15th-16th August. During 3 to 4 days of the excavation period a metal detecting survey will take place on the Killiecrankie battlefield site. Eight volunteers are required for each of the 3 to 4 days of the survey. A £30 fee will be given to each volunteer to help with expenses. Could anyone interested in taking part in the survey please make me aware by posting below please. Those who can attend all 3 or 4 days will be given priority over those who can attend only one or so days.  Jim Crombie

I would like to put my name down for the 15th and 16th please Jim

...... although I am a little disapionted that I seem to have failed,... I have been trying to get DS [ as a group ] onto this metal detecting survey for a while now,.... and thought that I was going to be successfull after the last couple of Emails,.. it seems I havent been though


Dear Mr Gardner,
Thank you for your email of 16 June to Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands
concerning your interest in the metal detector survey work being done as part of the A9 dualling.
As this is a matter for which Transport Scotland has responsibility, the Minister has asked me to
thank you for your letter and to reply on his behalf.
The survey work at the Battle of Killiecrankie site is being organised on behalf of Transport
Scotland by Jacobs Engineering and we feel that your knowledge and expertise will complement
the work being undertaken.
The contract for the survey work is currently being tendered but if you could please contact Mr
Jonathan Dempsey of Jacobs he will ensure that you details are passed on to those carrying out
the work and hopefully we can ensure Detecting Scotland’s involvement:
Jonathan Dempsey
Divisional Director Sustainable Solutions
Phone: 0131 659 1500
Email: Jonathan.dempsey@jacobs.com
I hope you find this information useful.
Yours sincerely,
Nick Groom
A9 Dualling Project Administrator

Dear Stuart

 

Thank you for your email. Please accept my apologies for the late reply but I didn’t receive your earlier email  of 22nd June.

 As you are aware, we are not undertaking the metal detecting ourselves but have approached four archaeological companies (CFA, GUARD,   Headland and Rubicon) who will undertake the archaeological metal detecting survey at Killiecrankie on our behalf. 
We are currently undertaking an assessment of the submissions received from these companies and I will be more than happy to provide the successful tenderer with your details. 

 Regards

 Jonathan Dempsey | Jacobs UK 

Divisional Director | Sustainable Solutions

0131 659 1500 | DD 0131 6591567 | M 07932426447

Jonathan.dempsey@jacobs.com | www.jacobs.com

Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 29, 2015, 03:32:25 PM
Those wishing to attend please add your name below and provide me with the dates you can attend between 12th to 16th August.Could you also "PM" me your e-mail address so Warren Ballie can send out to you all the information you will require to attend--directions clothing to wear etc----thank you ! Could Admin add other volunteers to this list please.

(1) Wayoutwest     15th - 16th August
(2) Lucky                 All 3 or 4 days
(4) MarkA              15th - 16th
(5) garethj             14th - 15th - 16th
(6) Marcos1           12th - 16th
(7) Metalist            12th - 15th
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: MarkA on July 29, 2015, 04:11:20 PM
I can do 15th and 16th.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: garethj on July 29, 2015, 04:40:37 PM
Great opportunity.
Please put me down for the 14th/15th/16th please

Gareth
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 29, 2015, 07:16:56 PM
Would just like to add that Dr Tony Pollard will be in attendance from the 12th August until the project ends on the 16th August. Most people are aware that the "Two Men In A Trench" series surveyed this battlefield site a good number of years ago. They were helped by a few of our DS members who at the time were members of the Edinburgh Club, Sandy Lyon for example. (Known as "Bagolead" on the DS forum).  Metal detectors used in this first survey were not nearly as good as today's versions are. The person in charge of us metal detectorists will be Mr Warren Ballie the Guard Archaeology Manager. Those who attended the Bannockburn battlefield survey will know Warren well. For those that have never attended these types of surveys you follow the following procedure .

(1) On arrival you complete the appropriate paperwork given to you by Warren.
(2) You will be issued with flags and plastic finds bags.
(3) When carrying out the survey in all metal mode. Each signal you dig up the find is put in a plastic finds bag.Leaving the find in it's plastic bag at it's findspot with a flag highlightening a find has been recovered at that particular spot.
(4) Members of the Guard Archaelogical team at the end of each days survey collect your flags and the find beside it. Take a GPS reading at the findspot of your find and record it on the plastic bag.
(5) All finds recovered are plotted on a map then analysed to see if any patterns can be spotted.
(6) All finds recovered belong to Guard Archaeology .They will be added to those already recovered from the previous survey.
(7) If you have any questions on the day then Warren Baillie is the person who will address them.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Marcos1 on July 29, 2015, 07:24:48 PM
I could attend the  12th to 15th  4 day :)
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Metalist on July 29, 2015, 07:39:13 PM
Dear Jim, I can do all 3 or 4 days but prefer not to do the sun if possible. Regards
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Shug100 on July 29, 2015, 07:52:47 PM
Hi Jim I could do sat sun if any good my friend
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 29, 2015, 08:04:38 PM
12th august--6 so far require another two-- marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk----

13th august-- full                       ==marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1----Grant---teejay36uk---techdoc ---Sireadh

14th august--full         --marcos1--lucky--garethj--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk---techdoc

15th august--Saturday Full--marcos1---wayoutwest--MarkA--Metalist--garethj--shug100--budge1--Danny465 

16th august--Sunday full   --wayoutwest--budge1--MarkA--shug100--Lucky--Danny465---teejay36uk---Sireadh
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: budge1 on July 29, 2015, 09:26:00 PM
Hi Jim, I can do all days if you let me know ASAP.
Thanks Budge.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Danny465 on July 29, 2015, 09:43:27 PM
Hi Jim I could do the 15th & 16th
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Grant on July 29, 2015, 09:49:21 PM
Looking forward to doing the old beep and bag again!!

I kinda like not having to lug the funds around  :)

I've added my name to the 12,13&14th but realise one or more of these days may be SARG is that right?
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Danny465 on July 29, 2015, 09:51:43 PM
Just talking to teejay36uk he's unable to get online at the moment but asked me to put his name down for the 4 days
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: wayoutwest on July 29, 2015, 10:02:37 PM
Just talking to teejay36uk he's unable to get online at the moment but asked me to put his name down for the 4 days

Which ones Danny, there are five days?,... I added Tommy for the five, I will remove the one day when you find out which day he cant do
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Tommy on July 29, 2015, 10:06:53 PM
Just talking to teejay36uk he's unable to get online at the moment but asked me to put his name down for the 4 days

Which ones Danny, there are five days?,... I added Tommy for the five, I will remove the one day when you find out which day he cant do

Leave me down for all Stuart please.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: wayoutwest on July 29, 2015, 10:14:59 PM
Just talking to teejay36uk he's unable to get online at the moment but asked me to put his name down for the 4 days

Which ones Danny, there are five days?,... I added Tommy for the five, I will remove the one day when you find out which day he cant do

Leave me down for all Stuart please.

ok Tommy
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 29, 2015, 11:05:45 PM
12th august--6 so far require another two-- marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk

13th august--6 so far require another two==marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1-Grant---teejay36uk

14th august--7 so far require another one--marcos1--lucky--garethj--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk

15th august--Saturday Full--marcos1--wayoutwest--MarkA--Metalist--garethj--shug100--budge1--Danny465--teejay36uk 

16th august--Sunday Full--wayoutwest--budge1--MarkA--shug100--Lucky--Danny465---teejay36uk--garethj

Still a few places left on certain days. Please don't forget to provide me with your e-mail address. All those volunteering so far have had their details forwarded onto Mr Warren Ballie. Warren will contact everyone nearer the time of the survey. Thanks Everyone
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: garethj on July 29, 2015, 11:21:03 PM
Jim you confirmed the 3 days I can attend but I appear to be missing off the 16th :)
Gareth
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 30, 2015, 12:08:39 AM
12th august--6 so far require another two-- marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk

13th august--6 so far require another two==marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1-Grant---teejay36uk

14th august--7 so far require another one--marcos1--lucky--garethj--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk

15th august--Saturday Full--marcos1--wayoutwest--MarkA--Metalist--garethj--shug100--budge1--Danny465--teejay36uk 

16th august--Sunday Full--wayoutwest--budge1--MarkA--shug100--Lucky--Danny465---teejay36uk--garethj

Still a few places left on certain days. Please don't forget to provide me with your e-mail address. All those volunteering so far have had their details forwarded onto Mr Warren Ballie. Warren will contact everyone nearer the time of the survey. Thanks Everyone

Sorry Gareth-- I have now vadded you to the Sunday List of volunteers.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: garethj on July 30, 2015, 01:16:22 AM
Ok Cheers :)
G
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Alspincerna on July 30, 2015, 11:14:40 AM
I can do all days but will fit in with what consecitive slots you have left with a preference for the weekdays so to leave the weekend for those who work weekdays.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 30, 2015, 12:06:26 PM
12th august--7 so far require another one-- marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk--alpincerna

13th august--7 so far require another one==marcos1--lucky--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk--alpincerna--

14th august--Thursday Full--marcos1--lucky--garethj--Metalist--budge1--Grant---teejay36uk--alpincerna

15th august--Saturday Full--marcos1--wayoutwest--MarkA--Metalist--garethj--shug100--budge1--Danny465--teejay36uk 

16th august--Sunday Full--wayoutwest--budge1--MarkA--shug100--Lucky--Danny465---teejay36uk--garethj

That's you included Al for-- Wednesday 12th--Thursday 13th--Friday 14th  ALPINCERNA

Still a few places left on certain days. Please don't forget to provide me with your e-mail address. All those volunteering so far have had their details forwarded onto Mr Warren Ballie. Warren will contact everyone nearer the time of the survey. Thanks Everyone
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 30, 2015, 01:12:41 PM
Warren will issue a schedule of which days the requirement will be. There will be a system of land passes for the survey so only the individuals specified will have access to the survey.

I have provided Warren with all the details required from those who have volunteered. It will be up to Warren to issue the passes to those involved. He has still a lot to finalise, don't forget our surroundings will be like a building site with road improvement work ongoing. So everything is in hand with the start date less that a fortnight away.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: MarkA on July 31, 2015, 02:27:39 PM
Warren will issue a schedule of which days the requirement will be. There will be a system of land passes for the survey so only the individuals specified will have access to the survey.

I have provided Warren with all the details required from those who have volunteered. It will be up to Warren to issue the passes to those involved. He has still a lot to finalise, don't forget our surroundings will be like a building site with road improvement work ongoing. So everything is in hand with the start date less that a fortnight away.

Thanks for the info. I am looking forward to this so much.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: techdoc on July 31, 2015, 05:55:23 PM
Hi If you have any spaces left I can do 13th 14th...August... :)

Regards

Techdoc
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Amadeus on August 01, 2015, 12:08:59 PM
I could do any or all of 13, 14, 15, 16th.
Gerry
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: wayoutwest on August 01, 2015, 01:07:43 PM
I could do any or all of 13, 14, 15, 16th.
Gerry

In for the 13th and 16th
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on August 01, 2015, 02:38:12 PM
Techdoc & Sireadh   both your details have been forwarded onto Warren for his attention. It is now up to Warren to decide which days he can fit the survey in. Restrictions are in place with regard to the ongoing roadworks . He has more than a full quota of volunteers, so please note no more places are available.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Tommy on August 02, 2015, 07:54:41 PM
How come my name's disappeared off the list for the 15th ? Confused.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on August 02, 2015, 08:01:15 PM
Your down for all five days on Warren's list . Warren will be in touch with everyone as soon as he has confirmed dates, either inclusive 12th to 16th, or perhaps just four of these dates for access to our battlefield site from the road contractors.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: wayoutwest on August 02, 2015, 09:27:15 PM
How come my name's disappeared off the list for the 15th ? Confused.

I think there was only to be eight for each day Tommy,.... and the 15th is full,... but looking at the last post it looks like you are down to go all the days anyway
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on August 05, 2015, 12:31:02 PM
                                                                                             

Warren has informed me he will be providing "Risk Assessments" and access details to all volunteers in due course.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Marcos1 on August 05, 2015, 02:02:27 PM
Cheers mate
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on August 05, 2015, 02:40:16 PM
I'm afraid that the "DS Team" are getting access to the survey on the 12th August and the 13th of August only. So for these two days the following members will be attending and only them. Warren will be in touch with these members in due course. Thank You !

12th August                                                                                           13th August
(1) Jim Crombie                                                                               (1) Jim Crombie
(2) Mark Urquhart                                                                         (2) Mark Urquhart
(3) Euan Kennedy                                                                           (3) Euan Kennedy
(4) Peter Burgess                                                                             (4) Peter Burgess
(5) Grant Maxwell                                                                            (5) Grant Maxwell
(6) Tommy Baxter                                                                            (6) Tommy Baxter
(7) Al Pincerna                                                                                    (7) Al Pincerna
                                                                                                                   ( 8 ) TECHDOC  John Mcro
                                                                                                                    (9) Sireadh       Gerry Clifford

Warren will contact the above volunteers with risk assessment and access details in due course.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Marcos1 on August 05, 2015, 05:02:07 PM
Thanks Jim  :)
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Shug100 on August 05, 2015, 06:45:31 PM
So sat and Sunday cancelled then mate
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on August 05, 2015, 07:05:45 PM
I'm afraid so, only  Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th are on and will go ahead. With the Friday,Saturday,Sunday  14th,15th,16th August ruled out by Warren. It all depended on being granted access by the contractor carrying out the roadworks. I'm certain the DS Admin Team will have a rally on Sunday 16th August lined up which may be of some comfort to you.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: garethj on August 05, 2015, 07:07:27 PM
Ah well ,
Was looking forward to this ,
Hope you other guys have a good two days

G
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Tommy on August 05, 2015, 07:27:42 PM
I'm afraid so, only  Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th are on and will go ahead. With the Friday,Saturday,Sunday  14th,15th,16th August ruled out by Warren. It all depended on being granted access by the contractor carrying out the roadworks. I'm certain the DS Admin Team will have a rally on Sunday 16th August lined up which may be of some comfort to you.


Thanks for the info mate.
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: budge1 on August 05, 2015, 08:30:17 PM
Thanks for the info Jim, a bit disappointing but put me down for DS 121. 
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: techdoc on August 05, 2015, 09:23:35 PM
Thanks for the information Jim ive sent a pm..
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Tommy on August 10, 2015, 12:39:49 PM
Anyone had an email yet ?
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Marcos1 on August 10, 2015, 12:46:41 PM
Nope but should get one today hopefully
Title: Re: Killiecrankie Survey Volunteers Required
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on August 10, 2015, 01:41:40 PM
Warren will be meeting with the landowners today to discuss access/parking. He will pass on the agreed details to us when they are available. Warren states in theory we can meet at one suitable location and CAR SHARE to minimize the disruption to the access roads around the survey areas. All those volunteers on the lists for the 12th & 13th August will be provided with a land pass which will have to be signed on the day. Only those with a land pass will be permitted to take part.

I will be back in touch TONIGHT/TOMORROW MORNING with further details.