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E87 - Tarbat: Two Houses and a Castle
17 October 2019
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 13:00

Tarbat: Two Houses and a Castle

A guided walk by Roland Spencer-Jones, to the east of Kildary to explore the archaeological remains of two great Mackenzie houses, and the preceding castle (MHG45136). At the end, there will be the option of a longer walk to the firth. Level 1 walk. Meeting arrangements on enquiry. Free/donations welcome. Children with adults welcome. Dogs on leads welcome. Bring a packed lunch.

Bookings by phone to:

NoSAS. Phone 07787 507972

Email roland.spencerjones@gmail.com

www.nosas.co.uk


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E94 - Crime Scene Excavations! [MO]
17 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 12:00

Join us at Elgin Museum as we dig into a murder mystery with an archaeological twist! Children must be accompanied by adult.

Free/donations welcome. Wheelchair access. Special event for children ages 8+.

Bookings to:

Elgin Museum. Phone 01343 543675

Email elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

www.elginmuseum.org.uk


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E74a - Wolf Brother: Mesolithic Menus and Much, Much More [IN]
17 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Join Torak’s team to take part in a series of survival skills and challenges in and around the Abriachan forest. You will live lightly on the planet - build shelters, cook over the campfire, make leather pouches and cordage. Meet at the Abriachan Forest Classroom. Note there will be different activities on the 17th and the 18th.

£. Special event for children ages 8+. Bring a packed lunch.

Bookings to:

Abriachan Forest Trust. Phone 01463 861236

Email abriachanforest@gmail.com

www.abriachan.org.uk


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E88 - Ormond Hill Walk [RC]
17 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 13:00

This easy walk (4.75km/3miles) led by Marcia Rae provides beautiful views over the Moray Firth. We will visit the remains of Ormond Castle (MHG8226), which has a particular significance in Scottish history. Level 1 walk. Meeting place given on booking.

Free/donations welcome. Children with adults welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.

Limited places. Booking essential online to:

High Life Highland Countryside Rangers. Phone 07788387634

Email marcia.rae2@highlifehighland.com

www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our highland wildlife and heritage.


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E70e - Drop In Activities at Glencoe Folk Museum [LO]
17 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:00

We’ll be running a series of fun activities for children all week. Check our social media pages nearer the time for full details. Entry to museum £3, children free. Wheelchair access. Special event for children.

Glencoe Folk Museum. Phone 01855 811664

Email curator@glencoemuseum.com

www.glencoemuseum.com

www.facebook.com/GlencoeFolkMuseum


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E102d - Dinosaur Hunt at West Highland Museum [LO]
17 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

12 wee dinosaurs have escaped around the Museum! 

Help find them this October school holiday!

Let us know where they are hiding and claim your prize!

Free entry to the museum for dinosaur hunters. Special event for children.

West Highland Museum.  Phone 01397 702169
Email info@westhighlandmuseum.org.uk
www.westhighlandmuseum.org.uk


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E104 - A Guided Walk from Ettridge to Ralia [BS]
17 October 2019
Starts: 10:30
Ends: 14:30

Join John Barton for a guided walk along Wade's Road. We will be passing the lovely Wade bridge along the way and will stop off to briefly explore the ruined settlement of Lynmore and the Milehouse of Nuide. Level 3 walk: it is fairly flat, but is also fairly long at about 10 km / 6miles. Meeting, in order to depart at 10:30 am, at Ardvonie Car park (Kingussie Medical Centre).  We will arrange cars to be dropped at the finishing point, and transfer to Ettridge.

Bring a packed lunch, and normal sturdy foodwear and appropriate clothing. Bookings to:

Laggan Heritage. 
Email lagganheritage@gmail.com

www.laggan.com/laggan-heritage.asp


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E55b - Guided Walk around WWII Battery at Rubha nan Sasan, Cove, Loch Ewe [RC]
17 October 2019
Starts: 11:00
Ends: 13:00

Explore the well-preserved remains of the defences north of Cove which protected the fleets of merchant ships and their escort warships before they embarked on “the worst journey in the world” to Russia during 1941-45. Level 2 walk. Meet at the car park at the end of the B8057 (10 miles from Poolewe). £5 which includes free entry to the RACP Exhibition Centre in Aultbea after the walk. Please ring the day before for a weather update.

Children ages 12+ with adults welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.

Bookings by phone to:

Russian Arctic Convoy Project. Phone 01445 712869

Email hon.pres@theracmproject.org


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E111a - Dingwall Walk 1: Dingwall's Thousand Years [RC]
17 October 2019
Starts: 11:00
Ends: 12:00

Once more, as part of Dingwall’s very own Arts Festival Word on the Street, resident Walking Talker Jonathan McColl, one of  Dingwall’s clued-up historians, will guide you through the town on a specially prepared guided tour.

People and subjects covered range from the biggest town house built for a local landowner and showing the French influence of the pre-Revolutionary day, through the hundred-year-old memories of a hundred-year-old woman that take us back from the 21st Century to the 18th, and taking in Canada’s Hudson Bay Company and the North-West Passage to the Pacific, the Earls of Cromartie, the Stevenson family lighthouses and the Viking settlements in the area before and during the life of Macbeth.

Meet on the High Street outside Renato's. Free, donations welcome. Part of the Word on the Street Festival.


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E84 - Heritage in Action at the Highland Folk Museum [BS]
17 October 2019
Starts: 11:00
Ends: 16:00

2 sessions: 11-1, and 2-4

Traditional activities and events in and around the 1700s township including weaving and cooking. Drop in event.

Free/donations welcome. Children with adults welcome.

Highland Folk Museum. Phone 01349 781650

Email Highland.folk@highlifehighland.com

www.higlandfolk.com


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E112a - Dingwall Walk 2: The Road to the Castle [RC]
17 October 2019
Starts: 13:30
Ends: 14:30

Once more, as part of Dingwall’s very own Arts Festival Word on the Street, resident Walking Talker Jonathan McColl, one of  Dingwall’s clued-up historians, will guide you through the town on a specially prepared guided tour.

We look at the oldest roads in Dingwall, Viking trade and settlement, Major General Sir Hector MacDonald, Scotland’s church history, and the Earls of Ross with their possession of the largest stronghold in Scotland north of Stirling, and bring in Aleister Crowley, Victorian African exploration, early wireless, Dingwall’s own privateer and even the Black Death!

Meet at Castlebank House, opposite the National Hotel.  Free, donations welcome. Part of the Word on the Street Festival.

This walk will be offered on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th.


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E32c - A Walk Round Tain’s Gruesome Past [RC]
17 October 2019
Starts: 13:30
Ends: 15:00

A walk round Tain with Jason Ubych featuring the scenes of some of the events and stories from Tain’s gory past including ghosts, fairies, angels, witches, duels, hangings and other grisly punishments. Level 1 walk. Meet at Tain Collegiate Churchyard.

Free/donations welcome. Children with adults welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.

Bookings preferred to:

Tain & District Museum & Clan Ross Centre. Phone 01862 894089

Email info@tainmuseum.org.uk

www.tainmuseum.org.uk


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E85 - Marydale Church and Clachan Comar Chapel [IN]
17 October 2019
Starts: 14:00
Ends: 16:30

Guided visit to Marydale Church, Cannich, with ancient baptismal stone, and then the medieval ruined Clachan Comar chapel and graveyard (MHG15707, MHG2756). Level 1 walk. Meet at Marydale for visit to church, then share transport to Clachan Comar.

Free/donations welcome. Wheelchair accessible (in part). Children with adults welcome.

Strathglass Heritage Association. Phone 01456 415457

Email info@strathglass-heritage.co.uk

www.strathglass-heritage.co.uk


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E86 - Fire and Folklore [IN]
17 October 2019
Starts: 16:00
Ends: 20:00

Spend an evening around the campfire exploring Highland history and hunting for secretive nocturnal creatures. Level 1 walk. Meet at Magnus House, Aigas Field Centre. Children must be with adult.

Wheelchair access. Special event for children. Bring a packed lunch.

Bookings to:

Aigas Field Centre. Phone 01463 783670

Email naturedays@aigas.co.uk

www.naturedays.org.uk


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E110 - The Castle Hunter: The Scottish History behind Game of Thrones [CA]
17 October 2019
Starts: 19:00
Ends: 20:00

Talk by David C. Weinczok for Brochtoberfest.

A wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A young nobleman and his kin are slaughtered under a banner of truce within a mighty castle. A warrior king becomes a legend when he smites his foe with one swing of his axe during a nation-forging battle. Yet this isn’t Westeros – it’s Scotland.

Join author and presenter David C. Weinczok for a talk drawn from his book, ‘The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers’ and discover the characters, battles, landscapes, and lore from Scotland's story that wove their way into George R. R. Martin’s world of ice and fire.

Venue: Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness. Wheelchair accessible. Free, but donations welcome. Booking recommended. Call Lyth Arts Centre on 01955 641434

Caithness Broch Project
www.thebrochproject.co.uk

Lyth Arts Centre.  Phone 10955 641434
https://lytharts.org.uk


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E89 - Healing Wells: Their Contemporary Use, History and Folklore [RC]
17 October 2019
Starts: 19:30
Ends: 21:00

Talk by Roddy McKenzie. Venue: West Church Hall, Cromarty, IV11 8YR. £3, under 16s free. Wheelchair access. Children with adults welcome.

Cromarty History Society. Phone 01381 600337

Email gijo@btinternet.com

www.cromartyhistory.scot

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled at short notice.


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E90 - Bridgescapes [SU]
17 October 2019
Starts: 19:30
Ends: 20:30

Bridgescapes is a personal journey through history, celebrating Scotland’s bridge building heritage. Bruce Keith (Surveyor and Environmentalist, Peterborough, but originally from Dores, Inverness-shire) will provide this digitally illustrated talk at Brora Community Centre. It is primarily aimed at promoting Scotland and intended for those with an interest in Scottish history and geography - its people and its landscape. Raffle and refreshments.

Free/donations welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Children with adults welcome.

Clyne Heritage. Phone 01408 621338

Email nicklindsay@btinternet.com

Clyneheritage.com

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