Tarset Archive Group
Tarset Archive Group (TAG) is run by volunteers in the community. Our main aim is to set up a digital archive for the area, and we have already collated and recorded a large amount of new information.
Our interests range widely from archaeology and geology to social and cultural history, as well as covering the ecology of the area and the current state of biodiversity.
We work by setting up projects which anyone in the community is welcome to join. We also commission and produce work, like the Tarset photograph archive which Simon Fraser shot over a two year period and the card sets drawn from this, and in 2006 we published the Tarset Atlas of Archaeological and Historical sites.
We are currently engaged on a major project recording the area's many bastles, the fortified farmhouses that typify Tarset's violent reiving period.
- Telephone 01434 240767 or 01434 240281
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarset Castle Heritage Open Day 2010
Tarset Bastle Weekend 2009
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the Bastle Weekend 2009 such a success.
At the forum a packed hall heard renowned author, Alistair Moffat, followed by a series of expert speakers, Peter Ryder, Beryl Charlton, Tam Ward and Richard Carlton, covering differing aspects of bastles and life in them.
There was opportunity also to view the exhibition mounted by the group and to watch demonstrations of lime burning and stone working. The exhibition is now on permanent view at Kielder Castle.
The weekend dinner and musical entertainment at the Bay Horse were sold out, and the weather stayed dry for the bastle walk on Sunday morning, which was guided by Richard Carlton and several of the archive group members.
New card sets of bastles in the upper Tarset valley, published specially for the weekend, are still available from TAG at £2 per pack.