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Dunbeath Broch Project 2018

Dunbeath Broch Project: Introductory Talk, Monday 20th August, Dunbeath Heritage Centre

Location: Dunbeath Heritage Centre, The Old School, Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, KW6 6ED

Join Berriedale and Dunbeath Community Council and AOC Archaeology Group for a whirlwind tour through the life of Dunbeath Broch so far, and a glimpse into the future as we discuss our plans for consolidation and excavation work taking place over the next 10 days.

Attendance is free and open to all.

 

Dunbeath Broch Project, 20-29 August

Location: Dunbeath  Broch, Dunbeath, Caithness

Join AOC Archaeology Group in undertaking consolidation work and excavations at Dunbeath Broch, Caithness. No previous experience is necessary and tools and training will be provided. Visitors are most welcome throughout; do come and see how our work is progressing.

Participation is free and open to all but places are limited, so please book in advance. Please contact Charlotte at AOC for more information: charlotte.douglas@aocarchaeology.com

 

Living History at Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Saturday 25th August, 10am-4pm

Location: Dunbeath Heritage Centre, The Old School, Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, KW6 6ED

Explore the Iron Age with James Dilley of Ancientcraft. Drop in to Dunbeath Heritage Centre on Saturday 25th August to see James in action and to try on Iron Age armour, have a go at grinding grain on a replica quern, much more!

While James brings the Iron Age to life at Dunbeath Heritage Centre, a team of archaeologists, stonemasons and volunteers will be onsite at nearby Dunbeath Broch, undertaking a programme of consolidation work and excavations. Do come and visit us for guided tours and to see how work is progressing. You can find out more about participating in work at the broch here (http://dunbeath.aocarchaeology.com/events/).

James is a craftsman and re-enactor who specialises in all prehistoric technologies.  His outreach objective is to encourage people of all ages to learn about long-lost crafts by bringing back to life our ancestors skills and knowledge from the primitive past. He has worked with museums, heritage centres, media (Time Team; Coast; National Geographic; The Great British Countryside, New Scientist Live), publishers, photographers, schools and geologists in research and experimental archaeology.

Attendance is free and open to all; do join us for what is sure to be an exciting day.

 

Dunbeath Broch Project: Dry Stone Walling Workshops, 7-9 September

Location: Dunbeath Heritage Centre, The Old School, Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, KW6 6ED

Learn the basics of traditional dry stone walling with local expert George Gunn, and help construct a broch seat in the grounds of Dunbeath Heritage Centre.

Participation is free and open to all but places are limited. Please contact Neil Buchanan of Berriedale and Dunbeath Community Council for more information and to sign up: N_Buchanan@scotnet.co.uk.

 


 

These workshops are beling delivered as part of Dunbeath Broch Project, which is led by Berriedale and Dunbeath Community Council and supported by funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, by SSE Beatrice Fund, Highland LEADER programme and Historic Environment Scotland.

Photo credit: James Dilley at a living history day (©Ancientcraft)

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Monday 20 August - Sunday 09 September

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Dunbeath broch James Dilley at a living history day (©Ancientcraft)

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