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.
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.
Hetty Munros War Diaries by Elizabeth Rintoul First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 Vol 7 No7. The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.
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.
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