Above is a photograph of one of the Funeralscapes re-enactments taken on 22nd August 2014 at Kildonan with participants from Eigg Primary School.


The video from the re-enactments on the 22nd of August 2014.

Funeralscapes final from Frances Wilkins on Vimeo.

It took a long time to get up and running after our amazing technology from some great people at dot.rural was sadly taken down due to Carlos moving to pastures new at the University of Glasgow.

We are back on this wordpress site for good and will be updating further details shortly.


Below are some visually impressive Scottish Viking burial sites. From top to bottom are a view from the probable Kirkcudbright burial site overlooking the cemetery; a broch mound at Castletown which was re-used for a Viking burial; a Bronze Age burial mound on Shetland re-used for a Viking burial; the boat-shaped burial mound at Kings Cross Point on the Isle of Arran; the boat-shaped stone setting of the boat burial at Swordle Bay, Ardnamurchan; and a team member standing on the mound at Castletown.







6 thoughts on “Visuals

  1. By coincidence, I have made a rough draft of a short story based on the Viking burial at Ardnamurchan – it’s destined for an annual contest in Jan 2015, by the way.

    This is a very interesting blog. If I were you, I would have someone check through for typos.

    Marie Marshall
    by Dundee.

    • Thank you Marie for your kind and constructive feedback. It would be great if you could provide us with a copy of your rough draft (if possible at all, you can find the addresses of all of us in the home page) as I’m sure it will be excellent material for further thought.

      best, Carlos (on behalf of funeralscapes)

  2. A very interesting subject, more so for somebody like me who comes from a community in East Africa where the dead were greatly feared and there is no documentation of funeral rites until the coming of Christianity.
    When somebody died, they were left in their houses with doors open so that the hyenas would get access to a meal. Then the family relocated and moved into a new homestead. I Have been carrying out a research on the memories that existed of people who died during the emergency period in 1950’s and the cahllenge has been that people are still afraid of talking about the dead to date.

  3. Hi Becky, Thanks so much for your interest in our work and your insights into East African customs. Apologies for the late reply – we have only just noticed this on the website. You raise some very interesting and valid point. If you have anything published on this, we would love to know about it. All best wishes, the Funeralscapes team.

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