04 November 2023
Archaeology at Culloden Battlefield
Talk by Professor Tony Pollard
Venue: Culloden Suite of the Drumossie Hotel. Donation of £5 suggested. Book places on Eventbrite here. Prebooking essential. The event is part of NOSAS 25. Enquiries, please contact email@example.com.
On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite armies led by Charles Edward Stuart met the Duke of Cumberland’s government troops on Drumossie Muir, just east of Inverness. In the resulting battle, the Jacobites were decisively defeated. This continues to be an emotive and much talked about event to this day.
Culloden may have been the last battle of the Jacobite risings, but it was also the first battlefield in Scotland to be subject to archaeological investigation. The first phase of this long-term project took place in 2001 as part of the BBC television series Two Men in a Trench but has since continued under the auspices of the National Trust for Scotland as part of the Culloden Battlefield Memorial Project. The investigation carried out by the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology has included topographic, geophysical and metal detector surveys along with archaeological excavation.
Tony Pollard is an archaeologist specialising in the archaeology of conflict. He is Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and archaeological co-director of the charity Waterloo Uncovered. He is the co-presenter of the BBC series Two Men in a Trench, co-founder of the Journal of Conflict Archaeology, and guest expert on Time Team.
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04 November 2023
Walk at Dochgarroch
Organised by Dingwall Field Club. Non-members welcome for £2 contribution. Meeting place No. 1 Car Park Dingwall, unless previously agreed with Walk Leaders. Walk Leader for this walk is Maureen Sinclair 01381 621249. Mostly good, level footpath between the canal and the river with a little bit of woodland and a weir. 2-3 miles
Come prepared and equipped for bad weather and some rough walking.
Please bring a Packed Lunch on Saturday Outings.
Members and guests are asked to follow the leader's instructions. Please stay with the group unless otherwise agreed with the leader.
Any children under 16 must be accompanied by, and under control of, an adult who accepts full responsibility for them and cannot be the Walk Leader. In the interests of your own safety and that of others, exercise care at all times.
Leaders may, at their discretion, alter or cancel outings (eg bad weather). Contact the walk leader for anything about outings if you need more information.
No Dogs allowed on any of the Club Outings.
Annual membership of Dingwall Field Club is only £15 per person, or £25 for a couple. There is normally a charge of £2 per outing for non members.
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