BBC Scotland visit the Crannog centre

BBC Scotland’s ‘The Nine’ visited the Crannog Centre to learn about our Iron Age textile fragment.


On Wednesday 26th January we were very excited to be visited by BBC Scotland’s news programme ‘The Nine’. They had come to film an item about one of our very special items, our 2,500 year old textile fragment. Our museum curator Fran took them into the museum, to show them the fragment and explained its significance and context within Iron Age textiles. The presenters then went outside to meet our textile interpreter Jason, who explained how experimental archaeology can help us better understand the past. Jason demonstrated how to use our two-beam loom, one of the possible ways in which our textile might have been created and the complexities of weaving. It was a very exciting afternoon and a wonderful opportunity to share a small piece of the wider story of our Iron Age ancestors, who lived on the loch 2,500 years ago. If you would like to watch the video, please follow the link below – the interview starts at 54.46 minutes into the programme and was shown on the 27th January.

The Nine at the Crannog Centre