Discussed and responded to local
history and family history enquiries, and to photographic and written
submissions, eg enquiries about Muir brickmaking and
Robertson, Love and Co: Bathville Brick and Fireclay Works.
Collected and copied old photographs (some
of which may be seen in Armadale Library).
Completed preparations for Armadale in Minutes.
Organised, attended and enjoyed the launch of
Armadale in Minutes at the Goth.
Promoted and distributed Armadale in Minutes
at various meetings and locations.
Attended the Armadale Children's
Gala Day 2008 to promote publications.
Staged a display about the HAA’s
interests and its publications, and responded to visitors' questions, at
Attended talks and visited other
groups’ displays at the Fair.
Continued to take an
active interest in archaeological matters
as shown on
and Standhill sites, especially in relation to the site of
Ogilface Castle) as well as other sites
such as Teepit Hill in the Whiteside area.
Our Current Archaeological Interests
Attended the further
Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society.
coverage by exploring other heritage sites such as
Valley Heritage Centre.
Continued and developed kite
activities to photograph sites including Linlithgow Palace, Gormyre
Hill and Torphichen Preceptory.
Sent a representative to attend a
Local Area Committee meeting.
8th Exmoor Archaeology Forum, Exmoor's Past, An Aerial View:
to provide background information on aerial photography relevant to
ongoing kite aerial photography work in the Armadale area.
Continued liaising with other people
and organisations interested in local and family history, such as Tom
Gordon of Dale Boys
West Lothian Family History Society.
Attended the first annual meeting of
Scotland's Rural Past (SRP) at
Birnam Conference Centre where
we hosted a display
stand, illustrating kite aerial photography with images of Armadale and
historic sites in the area. The display was well received.
Published another photo
Picturing The Past, vol 6.
Gave a talk to
Buteshire Natural History Society in
Enjoyed one another’s company in
regular monthly meetings.