On Wednesday and Thursday 22nd and 23rd of September, a team lead by Rachel Pickering of Historic Environment Scotland and Coralie Mills undertook to remove the remains of wooden joist from the keep at Old Wick Castle. The joist hole was 8 metres above ground level. If successfully removed the joist was then to be taken away for testing and hopefully provide a date for it and the castle. In a slightly different blog than usual here are three short videos looking at how the removal process went.
Below Rachel Pickering and Coralie Mills on day one explaining what they have found:
In the second video we see Coralie Mills and her colleague Hamish Darrah attempting to remove the joist from its socket
While in the third video Coralie and Hamish give their initial thoughts on the newly extracted joist:
All videos courtesy of Rachel Pickering of HES.