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CAITHNESS FIELD CLUB PROGRAMME 2016-17

1st October 2016

Sunday 2 October 2016
Walk for Highland Archaeology Festival
Seeking hut circles using Li.
Dar images - Geoff Leet to lead. Leaving Wick station 10.30am meting Thurso station 11.00am

Thursday 13 October 2016
Illustrated Talk from Paul Castle
North Coast Splashes
Pentland Hotal, Thurso
7.30pm

Saturday 19 November 2016
Annual Dinner
Mackays Hotel, Wick
Price including gratuities £27
To book phone Marion 01847 892999

Tuesday 29 November 2016
A talk from Neil Lindsay
Brora -its history, its Evolution and its Quirks.
Pentland Hotel, Thurso
7.30pm

Tuesday 17 January 2017
An illustrated Talk by Marina Swanson
A trip around East Caithness
At Assembly Rooms, Wick
7.30pm

Sunday 5 February 2017
A short winter walk in Dunnet Forest
Leaving Wick 10.00am Thurso 10.15am meeting at Seadrift Centre car park at 10.30am

Tuesday 21 February 2017
An illustrated talk by Jenny Middlehurst
Flows to the Future
Pentland hotel, Thurso
7.30pm

Thursday 23 March 2017
A lecture by Ken McElroy
Caithness Broch Project - the Future of our Past
Pentland Hotel, Thurso
7.30pm

Wednesday 5 April 2017
A talk from Alison Smith
Coastguards - Rescues on the Coast
Pentland Hotel, Thurso
7.30pm

Tuesday 11 April 2017
Annual General Meetingat Castletown Hotel
7.30pm
Small charge for refreshments

Tuesday 25 April - Friday 28 April 2017
Club Weekend to Ballater
Fully booked.

NON-MEMBERS WELCOME.( SORRY - NO DOGS!) PLEASE WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHING AND BRING A PACKED LUNCH . EVERYONE COMES AT THEIR OWN RISK. WE NORMALLY MEET AT WICK AND THURSO TRAIN STATIONS. THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTS THAT MEMBERS SEEKING LIFTS IN OTHER CARS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF PETROL.

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