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Plants of bogs and hills in the Gaelic tradition

Tuesday 18 May, 7:30pm on Zoom £3.00

Highland storyteller Roddy Maclean introduces the Gaelic names of plants from bogs and hillsides. Complementing the exhibition from local artist, Cindie Reiter, attendees will learn Gaelic names, uses and traditions connected to native plants found in our bogs and uplands.

One of two talks thanks to support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig 

Plants of crofts and woodlands in the Gaelic tradition

Tuesday 25 May, 7:30pm on Zoom £3.00

Highland storyteller Roddy Maclean introduces the Gaelic names of plants from crofts and woodlands. Complementing the exhibition from local artist, Cindie Reiter, attendees will learn Gaelic names, uses and traditions connected to native plants found in our bogs and uplands.

One of two talks thanks to support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig 

Past Talks

From Prehistory to the Present: Surveying the Coastal Archaeology of Wester Ross by Dr Steph Piper

Around every peninsula and sea loch of Atlantic Scotland there are remains of coastal communities that span millennia, waiting to be recorded and uncovered before they vanish into the sea. This talk presents the preliminary results of a coastal survey and archaeological excavation at Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, undertaken in search of the Highland’s prehistoric inhabitants. To view the talk click here.    

Gairloch and the Mackenzies by Dr Karen Buchanan

Mackenzie families have owned the lands of Gairloch since 1494 and many sites throughout the parish are associated with the history of the Mackenzies of Gairloch.  Dr Karen Buchanan, Curator of Gairloch Museum, takes us on a journey around some of these sites, telling the stories of the Lairds and their families through objects in Gairloch Museum’s collection. To view the talk click here.    

Londubh Burial Ground by Jim Buchanan

The Londubh Burial Ground, Poolewe, together with its ruined chapel and Pictish symbol stone are recognised to be very special. They are thought to date back prior to any local written history, into at least the mediaeval period and possibly to the earliest Christian period. Local resident Jim Buchanan helped survey the site and shares his conclusions. To view the talk click here.

Revealing Tantallon Castle

Archaeologist Adrian Cox talks about Tantallon Castle, a dramatic 14th-century fortress overlooking the Forth Estuary, describing some of the recent conservation, archaeological research and interpretation work that has helped us to understand it better. To view the talk click here.

The Poolewe Hoard

In 1877, a hoard of nine bronze objects was recovered from a peat bog at Poolewe, Scotland, including axeheads, rings and an ornament. The hoard is now on display at Gairloch Museum. Dr Matthew Knight, Senior Curator of the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age collections at National Museums Scotland, considers the wider context of the hoard in Scotland and Britain. To view the talk click here.

Gairloch Museum, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2BH

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