Follow this old coffin route from Dundonnell over the hill to Clachan Church, looking at the history of the area and for wildlife while taking in views views of Little Loch Broom, Loch Broom, An Teallach and the Fannich hills, and including the Clachan Church open day. Level 3 walk: The way is rough, steep and boggy in places and there is a river crossing. Participants must have good fitness. Car shuffling arrangements and meeting given on receipt of bookings.
Free/donations welcome. Bring a packed lunch.
Booking by 4pm on 15/10/19 to:
High Life Highland Countryside Rangers. Phone 01854 613526
Cancelled due to stalking. Contact the organiser for rescheduling in the spring.
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.
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
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
Workshop run by staff from Highland Archive Centre for Dingwall Library You Time programme. Adults £6.40, over 60s £3.20, budget 50p, High Life Highland members free. Wheelchair access. Bookings to:
Dingwall Library. Phone 01349 869869
TIMES TO BE ADDED
A chance to visit this well preserved church built in 1817, and now in community ownership.
Clachan Lochbroom Heritage Trust.
A circular walk around one of the largest glebes in Scotland with archaeologist Cathy Dagg looking at the varied archaeology and telling a few stories, and including the Clachan Church open day. Level 3 walk. We will be going quite high in the hills and the weather will be changeable, so dress accordingly. Meet at Clachan Church (NH 1771 8479).
Free/donations welcome. Children with adults welcome. Bring a packed lunch.
Cathy Dagg. Phone 07717863255
Discover why the ancient landscape of Kilmartin Glen is so unique. Join our knowledgeable volunteer guides on a glen walk of the key historic sites in the glen, including Temple Wood, North, South and Glebe cairns and the Nether Largie Standing Stones. Level 2 walk. The route is flat, but some of the walk is across fields with uneven surfaces. Guide dogs only.
Free/Donations welcome. Children with adults welcome.
Limited spaces. Bookings to:
Kilmartin Museum. Phone 01546 510278
A craft session at Highland Museum of Childhood in Strathpeffer for children making ancient, superhero finger puppets and figures. £3.50. Wheelchair access. Special activity for children ages 4+. Bookings to:
Highland Museum of Childhood. Phone 01997 421031
Brochtoberfest Double Bill talks, organised by Caithness Broch Project, and linked to the exhibition at Lyth Arts Centre (D18)
1. John Borland of HES will talk about "The Pictish & Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness & Sutherland"
At first glance, the corpus of Pictish and Early Medieval sculpture from the county of Caithness appears to have much in common with that of neighbouring Sutherland. However, close examination reveals more divergence than one might expect, especially between the two assemblages of Christian sculpture. This paper will present an overview of the material from both counties, highlighting similarities and differences within and between each county and identifying parallels from further afield.
2. Jo Clements of Groam House Museum will talk about "Celtic art in Caithness: the work of George Bain (1881-1968)"
Not many people know that George Bain, Celtic artist, craftsperson and educator, was born in Caithness in 1881. Although his family moved to Edinburgh when he was a child, he maintained a connection with Caithness through visits and through his fascination with its Pictish stones. This talk will outline the work of George Bain through the Caithness-related material in the nationally significant George Bain Collection of Celtic art, before going on to a subject on which we know tantalisingly little: Bain's lectures and Celtic art classes held in Caithness in the 1950s.
Venue: Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness. Wheelchair accessible. Free, but donations welcome. Booking recommended. Call Lyth Arts Centre on 01955 641434
Caithness Broch Project
Lyth Arts Centre. Phone 10955 641434