Morvern Maritime Centre

The Morvern Maritime Centre is a research charity set up by archaeologists Drs. Paula and Colin Martin.  They conduct interesting archaeological research on the west coast of Scotland, often using aerial surveys.  Their mandate is “to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of children, young people and adults by the encouragement of the study of archaeological, historical and heritage matters, especially those associated with the sea, relating to Morvern and the Sound of Mull and other areas in particular by teaching the skills of archaeological investigation and recording, the principles and techniques of underwater archaeology, historical method, and conservation, and by engaging in research activities and promulgating the results in academic and popular media, and lodging any finds which may accrue from such activities in appropriate museums.”


Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA) was started by archaeologists Dr. Nick Dixon and Barrie Andrian.  It “was formed to promote the research, recording, and preservation of Scotland’s underwater heritage. Towards realising these aims the Trust carries out surveys and excavations, provides training, expertise and advice, and tries to raise awareness of our underwater heritage through education, exhibition, and publication.”  One of the most interesting aspects of STUA is that it runs  the Scottish Crannog Centre, a top-notch educational tourist attraction about the Oakbank Crannog in Loch Tay which has been an archaeological project under the direction of STUA for over three decades(STUA).