'Dig TV' Young Volunteer Group

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Nominated for Category D: Young Heriage Angel Award - Best contribution by young people to a heritage project.

Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

The Whithorn Trust wanted to overcome barriers in communicating heritage so, in 2015, it designed a summer of activities for all ages to promote the discovery of a remarkable Iron Age settlement at Black Loch of Myrton, including planting crops, offering prehistoric cookery and dry stone construction.   The publicity machine for all activities was “Dig TV”, a project led by local young people of 13 which involved young people designing and running an online archaeology television station, interviewing participants, and broadcasting nightly bulletins about the archaeological discoveries and publicising the Iron Age activities for the public.  The station attracted a massive following and reached new audiences.