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Our annual Archaeological Dig is taking place at the Abbey of Deer,  Old Deer from 24th June 2017 until  2nd July 2017.  

Come along and volunteer or visit – all are very welcome.

The Book of Deer Project have been carrying out on-going archaeological work to locate the early medieval Monastery of Deer.  In 2017 Rose Geophysical Consultants carried out further geophysical surveys and using this information, the dig was  planned within the grounds of the Abbey of Deer.

There is an Open Day on Saturday 1st July 2017

As there is no parking at the dig we will endeavour to lay on transport to and from the site at 10am, 11am, 12am 1pm and 2pm – please come to the Book of Deer Project room upstairs in the Heritage Museum at Aden Country Park (next to the café).

For more information please contact Ali Cameron –, or on 01224 643020 / 07581 181057

The Book of Deer Project Centre at Aden Country Park is now located within the Heritage Centre itself.  The display is on the first floor in the old School Room and is open at all times when the Heritage Museum is open.  There will usually be a volunteer on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 1.30 and 4.00 p.m. to help with any queries.  Please come along and visit – we’d be delighted to see you.  Please note, however, that the Heritage Centre is closed during the winter months November to March.  Special visits can be arranged by contacting us at –