As part of this project we undertook preliminary excavation and survey work at the Scheduled site of Dun Mhuirich in North Knapdale, Argyll. The site is likely a dun structure dating to the late Iron Age period (c. 2000 years old) but of particular interest were a set of buildings within the dun that were obviously of later, but unknown date
The site at Dun Mhuirich, just south of Tayvallich, sits on the summit of a steep sided rocky knoll next to an arm of Loch Sween. The fortifications consist today of two stone walled enclosures and outlying walls, the earliest of which were built in the Iron Age, around 2,000 years ago. Evidence from the excavation tells us that the site was occupied possibly periodically for the next 1,600 years.