Caithness Field Club - Events March to May 2018
2nd March 2018
Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2018.
Tuesday 20th March at 7-30pm: A talk Iain MacLean of Caithness Broch Builders Project on latest findings: in Pentland Hotel, Thurso.
Saturday 24th March: A winter walk from Scrabster to Hill of Forse led by Tony, following an SNH route: Meet at Wick station at 1000 or Thurso at 1030, then to Scrabster harbour car park.
Tuesday 10th April at 7-30pm: A talk by Donald Mason on his experiences in World War 2 as a squadron leader in the RAF piloting various planes: in Pentland Hotel, Thurso- note there are display panels, which will be available to view from 7-00pm.
Wednesday 18th April: A walk at Wick along the North Path to the Veteran's Tower led by Eleanor and meeting up with Roy MacKenzie who will tell us about the Tower: meet at Wick Railway Station at 13-15, which will mean leaving Thurso Station no later than 12-45
Tuesday 24th April at 7-30pm: AGM at Castletown Hotel.
Friday 27-30th April: Weekend at Gairloch staying in the Gairloch Hotel
Wednesday 16th May: Car convoy to Falls of Shin (new restaurant), meeting at Wick and Thurso rail stations at 0930, joining at Latheran (facilitated by mobile phones, if all else fails), coffee at Marine Inn Brora, lunch at Shin and possible walks in wood or at Ferrycroft near Lairg
Thursday 29th November at 7:30pm: A talk by Roy Mackenzie on the Veteran's Tower, in the Smith Room at the Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7:30pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso: A talk by Lydia Fensome on bygone bikes, illustrated by some in her own collection. Saturday 9th February 2019: A walk, led by Joy and Tony, around Achvarasdal, to see the broch.
Sunday 2 October 2016 Walk for Highland Archaeology Festival Seeking hut circles using Li. Dar images - Geoff Leet to lead.
Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey of a multi-period landscape in Caithness (by Charlotte Douglas, Graeme Cavers & Andy Heald). From the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2014 Caithness is well known for its spectacular archaeology but aerial laser scanning surveys carried out in the county have revealed glimpses of the hidden archaeological landscapes that are less easily appreciated.
This article appeared in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin for 2013. Perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Kyle of Tongue this small tower was described in 1791 as, "a structure so antient, that there is no consistent tradition concerning it"i.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet) At Nottingham Mains farm, close to the Doocot at the Wag of Forse (ND212355) is a barn, probably built as a piggery.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 Eyebrights of the North (by Ken Butler) Eyebrights - the Genus Euphrasia - have a reputation for being difficult to identify.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness) 2010 marked the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Altimarlach on 13th July 1680, near Wick, and as part of our International Clan Gathering that year, the Sinclairs visited the site of the battle to commemorate the event.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 Caithness Bird Notes 2012 by Donald Omand Geese and Gulls were the highlight species of the first three months of 2012.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson) The John O'Groat Journal, March 2nd 1836, carried the following obituary:- "Died on 9th ultimo, at the house of Mr Sutherland of Bylbster parish of Watten in the County, Mr James Clark, generally believed to have been the husband of the late celebrated Mrs Mary Ann Clark remarkable for having acted such a conspicuous part during the trial of his Royal Highness the late Duke of York.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 We have now reached the end of Hetty's diaries but the archive also contains a number of ‘loose' sheets of paper.
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