Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2018 - 19
27th December 2018
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. Then to Loch Abuilligan to view the un-dug Tulloch/broch. There should be an opportunity to see migrant wildfowl on the loch and other birds in the wood. Meet at Wick station at 1000 or Thurso at 1030, then to Achvarasdal Park by the roadside.
Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso: A talk by David Glass on drove roads, including those he has explored.
Saturday 16th March 2019: A walk around Achscrabster, meeting up with our local member Bill Brown, who has found historic relics. Meet at Wick station at 1000 or Thurso at 1030, then to Achscrabster
Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 7-30pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso: An archaeological tour through Kildonan: place names, sites and histories, presented by Jacquie Aitken, Heritage Officer, Timespan.
Wednesday 17th April 2019: A walk along the north coast of Wick with Eleanor, continuing her trail north of the soldiers' monument. Meet at Thurso station at 12:30, Wick at 13:00, and then be guided to a park for the start and finish of the walk.
Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 7-30pm: AGM at Castletown Hotel.
Tuesday 7-10th May 2019: Weekend at Strathpeffer staying in the Ben Wyvis Hotel.
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.
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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