Plymouth State University

Your Passport to the Past!

Three graduate or undergraduate credits available!

Please join us!
Travel June 5 – 25, 2004

This exciting educational program will challenge you with three weeks of living and working on the west side of Loch Lomond, Scotland, one hour north of Glasgow. This is our fifth season of archeological and historical research at sites that were once occupied by Clan MacFarlane, right where the lowlands meet the highlands. During the 2004 season, we will be working on the earliest MacFarlane castle, located on Inveruglas Isle, as well as recording farm sites in the hills and glens.

On weekends and extremely rainy days, we plan to take group field trips to castles, museums, archaeological sites, etc. We will also include some time for local shopping trips. In just three weeks, you will develop a complete appreciation of Scottish culture.

If you want to take part, you will need to be physically fit, as this field school will involve lots of walking over hills and glens. Be sure to bring appropriate rain gear-Scotland is famous for how often it rains. This will be the experience of a lifetime, as you get to know the Scottish history, food, pubs and the hospitality of its people.


Who can take this course?

This course is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, as well as non-credit volunteers, but group size is limited to 12 – 15 people.


Travel Information

We will leave from Logan Airport (Boston, Mass.) on Saturday, June 5, and return on Friday, June 25.



Total trip expenses (beyond tuition and fees) are estimated to be $1,600 – $1,700. This price includes round trip airfare, housing, local transportation, and museum and castle admission fees. Students for credit and non-credit should contact David Starbuck for approximate costs. It is not required that everyone take this course for credit, and you are not required to use our travel agent (the plane ticket will be about $550-$600, round trip) but everyone must pay the required fees to PSU (about $800-$900) for housing and local transportation in Scotland.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor David Starbuck at (603) 535-3076 or

Contact INHS

Mailing Address:
MSC 39, 17 High St.
Plymouth State University

TEL 603.535.2364
FAX 603.536.4983

Mark Okrant
(603) 535-2364

Kathryn T Melanson
Administrative Assistant
(603) 535-2335