Based on the results of the surveys, trenches were located in the most promising/suitable areas of the site. Two trenches were opened to investigate the potential of the surviving archaeology and to characterise its depth, condition and, if possible, its date. It became clear that despite the WWII and subsequent alterations on the mound, which significantly disturbed the original cairn, it does appear to survive to a significant degree underneath these later works.
A topographic survey, geophysical survey and trial trenching were carried out on a prominent mound, known as Whitberry Point, Whitekirk And Tyninghame (East Lothian), in order to characterise the site and to determine its potential for surviving undisturbed archaeology. Aerial imaging was essential to place it into landscape context and provide a detailed survey of the site.