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Highland Archaeology: Past, Present and Future ...

02 June 2018

A symposium with plenty of time for discussion focussing on Highland Archaeology from earliest settlers to the 20th century. The conference launches the Highland Regional ScARF project, which over three years will research and explore Highland Archaeology, assessing what we know, how we differ from the National ScARF (http://www.scottishheritagehub.com), and what are the major areas for future research.

The conference will take place at Council Chamber, Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness. Further details are available by clicking here. The event is free, and lunches can be booked for £5.25. A booking form can be found in the Document Library on the website.

Provisional Programme

Saturday, 2nd June

10:30-11:00         Registration

11:00-11:45         Sources for investigating Highland Heritage - Susan Kruse

11:45-12:30         Mesolithic and earlier Highlands - Caroline Wickham-Jones


13:30-14:15         Neolithic Highlands - Alison Sheridan

14:15-15:00         Bronze Age Highlands - Trevor Cowie


15:15-16:00         Iron Age HIghlands - Andy Heald

16:00-16:45         Pictish Highlands - Gordon Noble

16:45-17:00         Any other discussion

Sunday, 3rd June

9:00-9:30              Registration

9:30-10:15           Viking / Norse / Medieval Highlands - Cecily Spall

10:15-11:00        Post-medieval ettlement and vernacular architecture - Malcolm Bangor Jones


11:15-12:00         Wartime remains - Allan Kilpatrick

12:00-12:45         Environmental evidence for the Highlands - Scott Timpany


13:45-14:15         Posters: contribute your knowledge and thoughts

14:15-16:00         Discussion and ways forward, including discussion of cross cutting panels

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Exhibition: Things we used to use [Gorthleck] ...

02 June 2018

The Things we Used to Use: an exhibition of old objects and tools from our area

2 day exhibition at Gorthleck Hall

Saturday 10-3, 7:30-9
Sunday 11-3

Organised by South Loch Ness Heritage Group

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Book Launch: Tales from Kirkmichael [Balblair] ...

02 June 2018

Starts: 18:00

Book launch of Jim Mackay's Tales from Kirkmichael. To be held at Kirkmichael on the Black Isle. Talk by Jim, and tours and spooky stories, and wine etc and nibbles. Further details on Kirkmichael Trust website.

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Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
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