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WAGGONWAY DIG 2021 – Cockenzie

August 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

In September 2021, archaeologists from the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group plan to complete the final phase of salt pan excavations in Cockenzie, telling a fuller story of the region’s 17th-century salt making industry.

The team also plan to pick up the search for Scotland’s first railway where they left off in 2019, opening up a longer stretch of the Waggonway track with the hope of establishing exactly how it was constructed while adding to the understanding of the United Kingdom’s early railways.

Visitors and volunteers will be welcome at both events with no experience required to participate.


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August 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am
September 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Cockenzie, East Lothian
EH32 0HX + Google Map