A walk along the north side of Munlochy Bay, revealing its maritime history. We’ll look at Munlochy Bay Harbour and the quarry behind. The stone from the quarry was taken through the harbour to build Fort George. Then further along the bay, we’ll look at the remains of the Avoch herring fishing fleet, laid up to rest 100 years ago, and never used again.
Meeting place given when booking
Children welcome with adults
Dogs welcome if on lead
Bring a packed lunch
Level 2 walk
Phone 07787 507972
A treasure hunt through Fort William, themed around archaeology, for children 12 and below to partake in. Children will need adult supervision as it's walking around Fort William. The sheet for the treasure hunt can be collected from the West Highland Museum, and a prize can be collected at the end.
West Highland Museum
Phone 01397 702169
Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled
Calling Young Archaeologists! Our Archaeology Pit has been newly refurbished, so you get hands on and have a go at digging. You will uncover Pictish and medieval features and find lots of exciting artefacts on the way. Children must be supervised by accompanying adult. Only 3 children in the pit in each 30 minute session. Sessions can be booked online – recommended but not essential. Children and adults are welcome to visit the museum after the session.
Children must be supervised by an adult
Cost: £2 / child; Accompanying adult: £5 (up to 65 years) or £4 (65+ years).
Bookings via the booking form on our website https://www.tarbat-discovery.co.uk/booking-form-childrens-archaeology-pit
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Phone 01862 871351
Online talk by Professor Duncan Garrow (U. of Reading) and Dr. Melanie Giles (U. of Manchester). Bookings via Eventbrite.
The AHRC-funded Boundary Objects project (BOP) sought to raise the profile of prehistoric grave goods in Scottish archaeology, improve access to digital information about grave goods and the burial sites they came from, and create new opportunities for community groups and the wider public to help out with research into prehistoric burial practices. In this talk, we outline how the project has worked out over the past 18 months, with specific reference to Highland Archaeology.
Duncan Garrow’s research interests include the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition; long-term histories of deposition; burial practices; the integration of commercial sector and university-based archaeology; archaeological theory; and interdisciplinary approaches to material culture. He teaches later European prehistory (with a particular focus on Britain) and archaeological theory at the University of Reading. Duncan previously worked at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (1996-2002), which he left to undertake his PhD on Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pits in East Anglia. He recently co-directed (with Fraser Sturt) a number of excavations in the Channel Islands, the Outer Hebrides and the Isles of Scilly as part of the Neolithic Stepping Stones project, published by Oxbow Books in 2017. Duncan is currently working on a book exploring ‘ritual’ deposition in British prehistory, from the Palaeolithic through to the Iron Age.
Melanie Giles is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and a specialist on the Iron Age, particularly Celtic art, crafting and power, the square barrow burials and chariots of Yorkshire, as well as the bog bodies of north-western Europe. She works not just on the analysis and interpretation of burials but on aspects of visualisation and display. Her publications include ‘A forged glamour: landscape, identity and material culture in the Iron Age’ (2012, Windgather Press) and the recent edited volume with Howard Williams ‘Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society’ (2016, Oxford University Press).
Highland Council Historic Environment Team
Phone 077888 35466
In the 1960's Tom Paey, an Ullapool GP and legendary climber wrote and sang a song 'The Last of the Grand Old Masters' about climbers of a past age. This talk will tell of Hamish MacInnes, Douglas Scott, Dr Donald Duff, Davy Glen and other local hill men, and will be delivered by another old man: Mick Tighe. Mick is curator of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection.
Venue: Highland Cinema, Cameron Square, Fort William
Please note that season ticket holders' seats will be held until 7:50pm after which time they will be available to non members. If you would like to reserve a seat contact Chris on 07900 665301
Lochaber Local History Society
Phone 07900 665301