Machrie Moor, Shiskine Primary School

We had a wet and chilly fieldtrip to visit the standing stones, burial mounds and hut circles of the Machrie Moor area, in the company of an island-based archaeologist and a National Trust For Scotland Countryside Ranger, where, despite the weather, we learned a lot about our Neolithic ancestors. We gathered information, took measurements and examined artefacts to help us build a picture of the landscape from 5000 years ago.