There’s a real treat on today’s Writing Wranglers and Warriors. Author Nancy Jardine has written a post not only about what sparks your imagination as an author, but also beautifully describes Crannog Villages in her home country of Scotland. If you haven’t heard of these or Nancy’s books which contain many of these historical facts, you’re in for a new learning experience.
What sparks your author imagination?
Earlier this week, I made a return trip to a highly specialised museum /visitor centre named The Scottish Crannog Centre. This attraction is located at Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland. Opened in 1997 to the public, this incredible facility contains a reconstruction of a particular kind of late Iron Age dwelling – a crannog. Crannog evidence has been found in Scotland and Ireland almost exclusively, with only one or two known examples in England.
After various archaeological diving expeditions in Loch Tay, over a period of 20 years (approx 1980-2000) the area was recorded as a site of multiple crannog dwellings. It’s believed that the art of crannog building occurred over a very long period of time, from pre-historic times through to perhaps the 16th or 17th centuries, in some form or another, on the artificial…
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