More dates for your diary at Castlehill
23rd March 2014
Just to let you know what is going on in the near future at the Castlehill Centre, Castletown.
We have our final talk in the present series on Tuesday 15th April at 7:30pm in the Castlehill Centre. The talk is titled "Caithness History and How to exploit it" and will be given by Professor Donna Heddle. It should be a very good final talk of the series.
Also, on Wednesday 23rd April at 7:30pm in the Castlehill Centre, we will be having our Annual General Meeting. The guest speaker will be Catherine Paterson who will be speaking about "Family History Research".
We are hoping to have a good turnout and that some of you would feel like joining an enthusiastic and forward looking committee who is always needing new ideas. New members to the Committee are most welcome. If however committees are not for you but you would like to offer help, we would love to have you.
Jumping to May 3rd, we are being joined by the Inshore Rowing Group from Wick. They are bringing along their rowing skiff and launching it at Castlehill Harbour to give a demonstration and also to offer people a chance to have a go at the rowing. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Watch this space for more information.
Castlehill Heritage Centre web site
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castletown. Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - 2.00pm - 4.00pm..
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown Tuesday 24th November 2015 - 7.30pm..
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown. Saturday 21st November 2015..
Saturday 15th August Join Melissa and Romain of the School of Ancient Crafts as we explore how plants and herbs were used in the past. This workshop will include a spot of foraging as well as making soap with native herbs, using pot-boilers (hot stones) to heat milk and make a soft cheese, baking bread next to an open fire, and much more! Join us again on Sunday 16th August to learn how to build a prehistoric oven in which we will bake fish and bread.
Castlehill lies just outside Castletown, Caithness. The area was once famous for its flagstone industry and the nearby harbour is evidence of that.
Wed, Sat, Sun 2 - 4pm All Year Winter exhibition - Domestic Artefacts Over Time – Looking at the change in technology in the home as the years have gone by. Marine Exhibition – Models of ships that carried flagstone from Castlehill, marine charts, artefacts from marine life.
Friday 31st October, --- Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening. "An Even Briefer History of Time".
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield. Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.
The Brough Archive, created from photographs, artefacts and memories from the local community, was initially collected by members of Brough Bay Association, all volunteers, as part of a project to renovate the Brough Harbour in 2011. They have since continued to update the digital archive, and last week launched an new database at Castlehill Heritage Centre where the public can view it.
Castlehill Heritage Centre has just been graded by Visit Scotland, and they achieved three stars at their first attempt. Needless to say everyone at Castletown Heritage Society is delighted with the outcome - and they have already set thier sights on a higher target for next year! The grading was revealed by our Chairman, Hugh Crowden, at the Boxing Day Opening.
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