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Whats On At Castletown Heritage Centre in 2015

17th January 2015

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.

Mondays –
7 – 9pm
Art class with instruction from Helen Moore.
£8 per evening + materials, Juniors & OAPS £5.

Thursday 22nd January
Talk entitled "The Men Who Went Far Far Away".
Speaker, Ian Leith. This is a talk about the men and women who went to Patagonia in the late 18th – Early 19th Century.

Tuesday 10th February
Talk entitled "Iceland – A Caithness Saga".
Speaker, Neil Buchan. He will talk about his experiences of the culture and archaeological heritage of Iceland.

Friday 20th February
Caithness Astronomy Group
“The Hunter's Hidden Gems”
A tour of the constellation of Orion and other objects.
Friday 13th March

International Year of Light Event.
Caithness Astronomy Group –“Observing and Imaging Eclipses” in preparation for partial solar eclipse on 20th March.

Tuesday 17th March
Talk entitled “Highland Graveyards”.
Speaker Nick Lindsay of Clyne Heritage. This is not just a talk about a list of graveyards but will contain some amusing information.

Tuesday 14th April
Talk entitled “Traditional Icelandic Turf Buildings”.
Talk by Neil Buchan about his hands on experiences at Fornerkaskolinn Heritage Craft School in Iceland and their activities promoting preservation of traditional Icelandic building skills.

Friday 24th April 7.00pm
Caithness Astronomy Group
This is a talk by Pauling Macrea of the Highland Astronomical Society
“The Planet Mercury”
April 2015
Date TBC
Castletown Heritage Society AGM.
This will include a book launch

Friday 15th May

International Year of Light Event.
Neil Buchan will be holding a workshop on ‘Photography & Light.'

Late May/ early June Date TBC
Castlehill will hold its second “Food Fayre” which will include a barbeque.
July Date TBC
“North Stone 58º” George Gunn, Master Dry Stone Waller will be holding an event to celebrate drystone walling in Caithness.
Friday 4th or 11th
September 2015
(To be confirmed)
International Year of Light Event.
Talk by Professor Martin Hendry of the University of Glasgow.
“2020 Vision”

Friday 2nd October – 7.00pm

Caithness Astronomy Group
Duncan Forgan from University of St Andrew’s talk about
“Exoplanets and Extra – terrestrial Life”

Friday 27th November 2015

International Year of Light Event.
Themed Quiz Night
Boxing Day 2015
Castlehill will hold its annual “Mulled Wine and Mince Pie” event

Dates to be confirmed

Possible Future Courses –
Rag Rug making
Cooking with Scotland’s Magic Ingredient (oats and bere)
To be Confirmed.


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