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
Saturday 19 November 2016
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
Tuesday 17 January 2017
An illustrated Talk by Marina Swanson
A trip around East Caithness
At Assembly Rooms, Wick
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
Thursday 23 March 2017
A lecture by Ken McElroy
Caithness Broch Project - the Future of our Past
Pentland Hotel, Thurso
Wednesday 5 April 2017
A talk from Alison Smith
Coastguards - Rescues on the Coast
Pentland Hotel, Thurso
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Annual General Meetingat Castletown Hotel
Small charge for refreshments
Tuesday 25 April - Friday 28 April 2017
Club Weekend to Ballater
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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Saturday 22nd February: A walk led by Sharon Pottinger around her patch. It's about 6 miles, mainly on by-roads, so bring a pack lunch.
Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2018 Articles now added at the link above Caithness Field Club Summer Programme 2018 - See below Field Club Activities during 2017 (by Tony Bradford) Botanical Report 2017 (by Francis and Margaret Higgins) Ranger Wildlife Notes 2017 (by Paul Castle) Strathmore Flora (contributed by Keith Gerry) Allan's Reminiscences (by Allan Abernethy) Place-names - Nottingham and Snottergill Burn (by George Watson) St Donnan - Patron Saint (by Audrey Munro) Thusater Dig (by Caithness Broch Project) Caithness Field Club Trips (by Anna Rogalski) Heads of Heroes (by Geoff Leet) Tale of a Carriage (by Tony Bradford).
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.
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.
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.
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.