WARNING: I have safety training and permission from Range Control to access these parts of the OTA. If you want to visit the OTA you must follow all safety and access guidelines and the byelaws.

I’ve moved to a new study area now – the area in and around the Otterburn Ranges Railway Target System. According to the Historic Environment Record, “It was originally used during World War Two as part of the Ross artillery range, Ross Sands, but moved after the war to Otterburn.”

It doesn’t look that big on the map but when you’re walking transects it takes a LOT of time to cover! The area has a very different assemblage of surface training finds indicating it was used intensively at a different period than the area around Bellshiel Law (at least in terms of the finds that I can see on the surface), and also (it seems) in a different way.

Monday’s picture of the day:

The hut associated with the Railway Target System (c) K Moore 2016 all rights reserved

Sorry for the delay! Technical difficulties with my camera not wanting to talk to my computer.

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