Clydebank MSP Gil Paterson visited Dr Kenny Brophy and his team of local volunteers, students and archaeologists who have been out and about recording the prehistoric archaeology of Faifley.
The results of the rock art survey work will be showcased at a drop-in event in the Skypoint Centre on Saturday 23rd March between 2pm and 4pm and Mr Paterson is urging local people to pop along and discover the fascinating history of the archaeological heritage on our doorstep. There will also be a chance to try your hand at making your own rock art.
The survey work has been organised by Historic Environment Scotland’s Rock Art Project whose aim is to enhance understanding and awareness of Scotland’s prehistoric rock art by training and supporting community teams to gather detailed information. The recording teams are making 3D digital models of each stone which will be freely available online.
Speaking about the project, Mr Paterson said:
“The Cochno Stone is becoming better known, no small thanks to Dr Kenny Brophy of Glasgow University, but I wonder how many people realise the true extent of all the rock-art around Faifley?
“This area is a prehistoric treasure trove with several sites which have not been seen for many, many years.
“All credit is due to Kenny Brophy and his team who work so hard to raise awareness and teach us about our rich heritage. He always seeks to encourage the whole community to engage with our ancient legacy and we should support and participate in these initiatives wherever we can.”