Our dive team has just returned from a large-scale photogrammetric survey of the Drumbeg 17th/18th century wreck site, part of a series of surveys which have been funded by Historic Scotland following designation of the wreck as a Historic Marine Protected Area. This will help us to understand the site in its context and will support the interpretation of data from our recent geophysical survey.
Our team was made up of three divers from Wessex as well as a volunteer, Edinburgh-based diver Bob Mackintosh, who has previously participated in the SAMPHIRE project. We were also joined by both of the local divers who first discovered the site, Ewen Mackay and Michael Errington and are very grateful to them for their help and input. Visibility on the site was excellent and we were fortunate to have great weather for our whole week of survey.
By John McCarthy