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This Age

This Age

In This Age we explore the modern features of Scotland's archaeological landscape. From abandoned villages which were never occupied, to one of Scotland's first purpose built Cinema's which suffered a long decline before being recently restored. Look at modern constructions through an archaeological lense and explore the meaning of heritage through the tool of community-led archaeology.

Harbour Housing Scheme, Dunbar, East Lothian

Dunbar’s picturesque harbour is the backdrop for housing developments that successfully combine Scottish traditional vernacular styles with modern architectural influences.

Pollphail Industrial Village and Graffiti Art Gallery, Argyll and Bute

In 1977, a worker’s village was built on the east side of Loch Fyne, near Portavadie. It was built to house around 500 workers. But it was never occupied and began the journey to ruin immediately after it was completed. In 2009, a group of graffiti artists were invited to paint the village and this artistic intervention changed the significance of the place.