Highland Archaeology Festival
The Festival takes place across the Highlands from 25th September to 15th October.
The full program is available from local libraries and information centres or go to www.highlandarchaeologyfestival.orgEvents 2021Guided walk around the crofting community of Doll, BroraSunday 26th September 10.30am-4pm
Doll is the old crofting township to the south of Brora, which was formed into lots following the notorious Sutherland Clearances. This walk will look at the crofts and the fascinating stories and folklore attached to them. In the event of bad weather, the walk will take place the following Sunday. Level 1 walk (simple walk, appropriate for all reasonably mobile people), mainly on quiet single track roads, although there is one stretch which can be muddy in wet weather. Meet at Brora Heritage Centre. Free, but donations welcome. Children welcome with an adult. Dogs welcome if on lead.
Booking ideally by email (email@example.com
) or facebook message to Clyne Heritage. Phone 01408 621338Brora’s Industrial Tramways Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
Photographic exhibition on the salt and coal tramways Brora (1770s to 1970s).
Venue: Brora Library and Cultural Centre, Gower St, Brora KW9 6PD. For opening times and appointment, phone Brora Library 01408 621128 (between 10am and 12pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brora Salt Pan Research Group & Brora Library
or email@example.comScottish Salt SymposiumSaturday and Sunday 16th-17th October
A two-day Symposium in Brora, the most northerly coal-fired sea salt manufacturing centre in the UK, will bring salt historians, archaeologists and enthusiasts together to celebrate this vital but little known Scottish industry. There will be talks on Saturday, and field trips on Sunday. See website for further details including booking information. Venue to be confirmed. Cost £20, includes light lunch and refreshments on Saturday.
SCAPE Trust & Clyne Heritage Societywww.scapetrust.org/salt-symposium
The Society is heavily involved in guided walks and talks of the archaeology of the parish. Each year it makes a contribution to the above events and these are always popular.