Celebrate Coasts and Waters with Loch Tay Safaris and the Scottish Crannog Centre
Throughout 2021 Scotland will celebrate its Coasts and Waters albeit, slightly delayed due to the Corronavirus Pandemic. This special year is an ideal opportunity for Highland Safaris, Loch Tay Safaris and the Scottish Crannog Centre to spotlight the fabulous streams, rivers and lochs that are so part of this beautiful natural land scape and have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life.
To celebrate this special year, Loch Tay Safaris and the Scottish Crannog Centre are offering a truly unique, 5* tour collaboration on the stunning waters of Loch Tay. These special departures on Loch Tay Safaris with our Skipper and crew, accompanied by Scottish Crannog Centre Guide, will stimulate your senses in the magical surroundings of the loch and bring the loch’s Iron Age history to life.
The earliest loch-dwelling in Scotland is some 5,000 years old but people built, modified and re-used crannogs in Scotland up until the 17th century AD. Here in Highland Perthshire the prehistoric crannogs were originally timber-built roundhouses supported on piles or stilts driven into the loch bed. Loch Tay has a unique concentration of Crannogs, 18 in all. Whilst on a Loch Tay Safaris trip we do pass the site of these mysterious relics from the past and have often wondered why they were placed at these sites, especially when they peak out of the loch’s dark waters during lower summer levels. A joint familiarisation cruise and Crannog visit for our respective teams inspired us to create a special cruise to celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters.
The cruise will take passengers to sites of four of the original Crannogs and explain how they were constructed; the technologies used and highlight some of the works done underwater to record and preserve artefacts found.
Climb aboard Iolaire our custom-built RIB Iolaire with a comfortable heated cabin and listen to stories from the past, learn about how the loch was formed, how people adapted to living around its mysterious dark waters and how modern man is now influencing the Loch and the landscape around it.
These cruises are available on Wednesdays at 14:00 from the 5th of May until the 23rd of June and have to be prebooked online at www.lochtaysafris.net or by phone on 01887820071.
Or call 01887820071 and speak to our friendly booking team.
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