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CANCELLED Children's Archaeology Trail [LO] {A1k}
4 October 2022
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30

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.

Free/Donations welcome.

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

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled


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Children's Archaeology Pit [RC] {A2k}
4 October 2022
Starts: 10:30
Ends: 15:00

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
Email admin@tarbat-discovery.co.uk

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DingWalk 1: Dingwall’s Thousand Years (plus a bit) [RC] {A49a}
4 October 2022
Starts: 11:00
Ends: 12:00

Explore over a thousand years of Dingwall’s life and times on this guided walk led by Jonathan McColl.

Meet at Renato's on the High Street, Dingwall

Free / donations welcome

Children welcome with adults

Suitable for wheelchair access

Dogs welcome if on lead

Level 1 walk

Dingwall Museum  / Dingwall History Society
Phone 07754 625805
Email Jonathanmccoll@hotmail.com


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What Skills do Museums Need to Thrive in a Post-pandemic World? [online] {A100}
4 October 2022
Starts: 13:00
Ends: 14:00

Online talk by Nicola Henderson and Helen Avernell of Museums and Heritage Highland. A discussion with this network organisation which aims to support museums and heritage organisation across the Highlands to be more sustainable and resilient in challenging times. Join Helen and Nicola to hear about their work over the last couple of years, future plans and feed into a conversation around key priorities for heritage going forward. Areas they will be looking to explore include volunteer recruitment and succession planning, board development, audiences and skills. If you are part of a museum or heritage group based in the Highlands (or further afield), then please do join us and feed into this important discussion around the support needed to help Highland heritage thrive.

Organised by Highland Council Historic Environment Team. Bookings via Eventbrite

About the speakers:

Helen Avernell has over twenty years’ experience working in the heritage sector with a specialist understanding of cultural heritage management, interpretation planning and community engagement. Her key strengths are in strategic planning and content development, particularly with community led museums and heritage organisations and where sustainability and financial resilience is a key issue. 

Helen has worked on and led major interpretation and redevelopment projects with independent, local and national musuems. As a curator for Glasgow Museums, she was part of the team that delivered Glasgow’s award winning New Century Kelvingrove project. More recently, her own successful creative practice has delivered a wide-ranging portfolio of heritage work across the north of Scotland, with a particular focus on supporting community, volunteer led museums. Helen is p/t Projects & Partnerships Manager for Museums & Heritage Highland, the member network organisation for heritage across the Highlands. She acts as museum mentor for three Highland museums and sits as a Panel Member on the national Museum Accreditation Committee.

Nicola Henderson is a freelance arts and heritage professional. She has worked within Scotland's Cultural Sector for over 20 years - from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire via Skye and Sutherland. Nicola has worked as director of two of Scotland's leading cultural organisations - Timespan in Helmsdale and The Barn in Banchory. Following the birth of her first child, Nicola has worked freelance on a number of creative projects - from devising and delivering Associate Artist Programmes to managing New Music Scotland and working with the Highland heritage sector on building resilience.

Nicola currently works as the Heritage Specialist for XpoNorth and as the Innovation and Network manager for Museums and Heritage Highland - two roles that overlap in supporting museums to innovate for a sustainable future. She also co-runs the Museums Immersive Network with Cornwall Museums Partnership.

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Petty Tidal Mill, a Medieval Survival [IN] {A48}
4 October 2022
Starts: 13:30
Ends: 16:00

A walk led by Anne Coombs from Petty Old Church to the tidal mill and along the shore to see what else can be seen. Numbers limited to 6 due to very limited parking space.

Meet at Petty Old Church car park


Level 2 walk

Bookings, preferably by email to:

Phone 07833 920532
Email annecoombs1@gmail.com

This walk is now fully booked. Contact the organiser in case of cancellations or a possible extra session.

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Plants, Thread and Textiles online talk {A50}
4 October 2022
Starts: 18:30
Ends: 20:00

Online talk about our relationship with plants, string making and textiles from the neolithic, the mesolithic and contemporary historical sources from Scotland and Finland. Speakers will be Caroline Dear, Artist; Tuija Kirkinen archaeologist; and Susanna Harris archaeologist.

Booking via Eventbrite.


String/lines Project / Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre
Phone 01478 614078
Email Skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com

About the speakers:

Caroline Dear, is an artist whose work is informed by archaeology, Gaelic culture, botany and traditional skills. She has exhibited widely, her most recent commission is a series of nets and ropes made from local materials for Climavore, an international art research project. She has developed the String / lines project and received funding for this from creative scotland.

Dr Tuija Kirkinen, University of Helsinki, is a Finnish archaeologist who is specialised in animal hair identification, fibre research, human-animal relations and biological cultural heritage. She is also a weaver and interested in traditional handicrafts.

Dr Susanna Harris is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. She specialises in archaeological textiles, approaching these through scientific and experimental approaches. Her current project are the Viking Age Textiles of the Galloway Hoard (900 CE) and the Bronze Age fibre and fabrics of Must Farm (850 BCE). 



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