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
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.
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.