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HRH Prince of Wales visits Nybster Broch

Second day on site was very exciting and eventful. Following a tour of the Caithness Broch Centre HRH Prince Charles visited the site. He met various members of the excavation team, including pupils from Keiss Primary School. Graeme gave a … Continue reading

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Traditional skills workshop, Saturday 9th July

Auckengill Heritage Trust will be holding a free traditional skills workshop on Saturday 9th July – have a go at farming and dairy skills such as grinding flour and making butter, and learn about sheep shearing. All ages are welcome … Continue reading

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Learn to weave this weekend!

The Auckengill Heritage Trust will be giving a free traditional skills workshop this weekend. Learn to weave with the help of Mrs Joan Manson and Mrs Ann Johnston; all materials will be provided, and everyone is welcome. Saturday 4th June, … Continue reading

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Thrumster Primary School pupils make some brilliant discoveries!

We finished excavating the possible cist this morning and got it recorded. We are now continuing to investigate the fill of the cut in which the feature was constructed. It was in this context that the pendant was found yesterday. … Continue reading

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Canisbay & Castletown Primary Schools visit Nybster

Today we had almost 50 pupils visiting from Canisbay and Castletown Primary Schools. They had lots of great suggestions for what they think our mystery bone tool might be! We have established that the cell within the rampart was constructed … Continue reading

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Keiss Primary School pupils visit Nybster Broch Project

Today the pupils of Keiss Primary School visited us on site and took part in educational activities at Caithness Broch Centre. Miss Macpherson’s P1-3 pupils visited in the morning, and Miss Gulloch’s P4-7s in the afternoon. Starting at the Broch … Continue reading

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Tour of Caithness Broch Centre and four local brochs

Dr Andy Heald & Dr Graeme Cavers of AOC gave a free tour today of the Caithness Broch Centre, followed by tours of Keiss Harbour, Whitegate and Keiss Road Brochs. The tour was well attended by locals and visitors to … Continue reading

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