DATE: March 21, 2010
TIME: 11:30 am
LENGTH: 3 hours
INTERVAL: lunch will be served at 12.30pm
LOCATION: Caithness Horizons, Thurso
2009: A Sinclair Odyssey – Talks March 21, 2010

2009: A Sinclair Odyssey – Talks
Caithness Horizons, Thurso,
Sunday 21st March, 11.30am


A day devoted to four talks by
Malcolm Caithness and Celia MacDougall in the morning and Paul Humphreys
and Barbara Hiddleston in the afternoon.

Malcolm  Caithness 'Introduction',
Malcolm Caithness

The Rt. Hon.
Earl of Caithness introduces the subject with a talk about Sinclair
Girnigoe Castle and the recent archaeological excavation and
consolidation work. The passion and dedication that Malcolm has poured
into rescuing the Castle is self evident and the new information being
uncovered about the Castle should make for fascinating listening.

Celia  			McDougall  'Caithness
– Cultural Connections', Celia McDougall


Celia will
discuss language
influences on names and places in Caithness, with
particular reference to Gaelic and Norse culture. As
a former Geography teacher, Celia has always been interested in this
topic which is currently much in the public domain.
 Paul Humphreys

'Historic
rural settlement in Caithness – in search of the medieval', Paul
Humphreys

Paul will be
talking
on the subject of rural settlement in Caithness, and the archaeological
evidence. Historic rural settlement relates to the archaeology of the
ordinary people of Scotland; how and where they lived. Medieval examples
of their houses are hard to find – where might be a good place to
search?

 Barbara Hiddleston

'Sinclair Portraits Identified', Barbara Hiddleston

As Historian for the Castle of Mey, Barabara
has long been interested in the Sinclair family which have been a part of
Caithness history for many years. Barbara will be talking about portraits
of the Sinclairs to be found around the County and showing them.

£7.50
contribution is welcomed to cover the cost of lunch which will be
served at 12.30pm

Bookings will be taken at Lyth Arts Centre on 01955 641 270

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