Arch Courses and Projects

The strands of ARCH's work

ARCH is involved in a number of heritage projects in the Highlands. Currently ARCH has several events and meetings in the pipeline.

Current Projects:

Dornoch Community Timeline (Feb-May 2024, Dornoch)

Golspiie Fishertown Project (March - June 2024, Golspie)

And we've also completed:

Highland Heritage: From Flint Scatters to Farmsteads followed by workshops on Internet maps and using the HER 

Highland Heritage Day 2024

Highland Family History Day Sept 2023

Highland Heritage Day 2023

     Ardross Heritage
     Kirkhill Heritage

Highland Regional ScARF

Experimental Archaeology: Learning about Craft and Technology in the Past

Stop, Look and Listen, comprising;

Black Isle Heritage Memories

Remembering Strathpeffer

Remembering the Strathpeffer Area

Picture the Past Dornoch to Tain

Evanton Wartime Remains

Telford in the Kyle of Sutherland

Telford in Badenoch & Strathspey

Telford on the Sleat Peninsula of Skye

Invergordon in World War I

Highland Finds

Mapping Monuments: Surveying the Surveyors - Recording Field Monuments of the OS

Short courses funded by High Life Highland:

Picturing Archaeology
Ardersier Heritage 
 Hilton Heritage
Bronze Age Metalwork in the Moray Firth
On-Line Heritage Explorations
Ancient Craft Textile Workshops

Short courses funded by Historic Scotland/ Historic Environment Scotland:

Historic Map Workshops
Exploring Telford Archives
Open-source GIS workshops

ARCH has also supplied courses and workshops for a number of organisations including Tain Civic Trust, Moniack Mhor, the Workers' Educational Association, the Woodlands Trust and the Waterways Trust.

Boundaries Objects Project

Knockbain Heritage (for Knockbain Community Council)

Feats of Clay (for North Kessock & District Local History Society)

Exploring Strathpeffer Station  (for Highland Museum of Childhood)

Invergordon in World War II (for Invergordon Museum)

Kiltearn Old Kirk (for Evanton Community Trust)

Rosemarkie, Fortrose and Avoch in WWI (for Groam House Museum)

and we've participated on some joint ventures including:

Home Front Legacy Training

The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Ross & Cromarty and Caithness (for the WEA)

Wartime Dalmore

Northern Barrage (with Inverness Local History Forum)

Looking ahead, let us know what you think

ARCH insight-onsite tourWe're always planning ahead and welcome new ideas and suggestions, so if there is something that you think would make a good course or project, do please get in touch.

ARCH also works with other groups in collaboration, and again, if you think ARCH could assist your group, do contact us.

ARCH also runs periodic site tours (our Insite / On Site programme) and has a regular lecture series.



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