Prehistoric Architecture: experimental corbelling workshops

How do corbelled cells stand up?

Corbelling is a simple but ingenious technique used in the contruction of chambers and cells, found in prehistoric architecture from the Neolithic onwards. Brochs contain corbelled cells as part of their hollow-walled construction.

We will be building our own corbelled cell next week at Clachtoll, to demonstrate the technique. Join us on site to take part in the construction and learn about Iron Age architecture and engineering!

The construction will be happening Tuesday to Thursday next week (15th to 17th August), between 10 am and 4 pm each day. Meet at the broch and the archaeological team will introduce you to the site. Please bring sturdy boots and clothes suited to  the Assynt weather!