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Excavation: Tornaig [Wester Ross] ...

28 April 2017


Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Excavation at Tornaig near Inverewe sponsored by NTS as part of their ALIVE (Archaeology & Landscape at Inverewe) week.

Join Trust Archaeologist Dr Daniel Rhodes and Dr Tanja Romankiewicz from the University of Edinburgh to participate in the excavation of a bronze age roundhouse overlooking the beautiful coastline of Tournaig. During this event participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the work of archaeologists and their approach to “doing a dig”. You can learn how to use archaeological tools, survey techniques, and how sites are drawn and mapped. It's a very hands on experience which is both fascinating and fun. Free.

There is no requirement to book a place at the dig. There will be a shuttle bus in operation from Inverewe to the dig site which can transport attendees to and from the site throughout the day from 10am to 4pm. The dig site is a 20 minute walk in from the drop off point over rough, boggy terrain. All participants should ensure they have adequate footwear and appropriate outdoor clothing as the weather can be variable and change quickly. You should also take your own food and beverages to the site. There are no toilets at the dig site- the shuttle bus can take people to Inverewe for use of facilities.

For further information please call 01445 712952, or see the NTS website www.nts.org.uk/Property/Inverewe-Garden-and-Estate/Events/

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Talk: A Taste for Indian Sculpture: India, Moray and Elgin Museum [Elgin] ...

28 April 2017


Starts: 19:30

A taste for Indian sculpture: India, Moray and Elgin Museum

Talk by Professor Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh and Friederike Voigt, Senior Curator, Middle East & South Asia, National Museums Scotland

Elgin Museum Hall. Organised by the Moray Society. Admission free. Donations welcome

Contact: Elgin Museum, 1 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1EQ Tel: 01343 543675 www.elginmuseum.org.uk
 

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Charcoal burning demonstration and walk to Red Smiddy [Poolewe] ...

28 April 2017


Starts: 11:00

Charcoal burning demonstration and guided walk to early blast furnace site Red Smiddy

11am meet at Inverewe Gardens carpark to see how charcoal is made.

2pm Guided walk by Dr Karen Buchanan, Gairloch Museum, to Red Smiddy. Meet at Poolewe Village Hall.

Part of NTS ALIVE festival. See website.

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Talk: NW Highlands Geopark lecture [Unapool, Kylesku]] ...

28 April 2017


Starts: 19:00

Between the ice age, tsunami and climate change the ancient people of NW Sutherland had many challenges, Kristian Pedersen, Edinburgh University is coming to show us how to unearth the story of their lives.

The Rock Stop, Unapool, Kylesku

Adults £5, children free

Bookings and further information from NW Highlands Geoparks 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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