April 16, 2020

The Raven is a mystical symbol of Caithness - but why?

April 8, 2020

Today we're going to do some nice and relaxing cut-out activities, with an archaeological twist.

So, first of all, we're going to make out some cut-out versions of these: prehistoric housesm souterrains and Viking ships!

First up: prehistoric houses

 Above: Reconstructed...

April 7, 2020


That's the sound you can make when you FLY THROUGH THE AIR LIKE SUPERMAN in our next...


Today's episode: PHOTOGRAMMETRY!

It's a big word - what's it mean? Essentially, it's the capturing and creation of 3D photogr...

April 6, 2020

It's our next episode of...Archaeological Activities!

Today's episode:


Coloured in your Beard of Caithness? Kept all the colours in the lines? You're a damn liar. But it's time for your next activity (or activities).

This time, we're going to learn how t...

April 5, 2020

Looking for some (indoor!) activities to keep you and the bairns occupied in the holidays?

We've got you sorted with out ARCHAEOLOGY ACTIVITIES - today it's the BEARDED HISTORY OF CAITHNESS, an illustration we had created by Gina Ramsay in 2018 as part of a pan-Caithnes...

April 2, 2020

Ooft. Ousdale Broch. Just ooft.

November 26, 2017

Travelling along the #NC500? Then perhaps you'll have seen the attractive white-harled walls of the Canisbay Parish Church.

Just a few miles west of John O'Groats, the building you see probably dates to around the 15th century, but it's likely there was a building there...

June 25, 2017

Now, my memory isn't what it used to be, but 2 weeks ago members of Scotland's Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion (SCAPE) visited Caithness to carry out their coastal archaeological survey in Caithness. That means this blog may be a little hazy in parts. My...

May 17, 2017

Life in Caithness has meant a number of rituals passed - tumbling down the infamous 'monkey run' in Thurso at record speed, for instance - but also understandings of the world we inhabit are developed. Learning to deal with solitude, in a vast and open, seemingly remot...

April 4, 2017

Objects of admiration through the ages, petrospheres, or carved stone balls as they are more commonly known, have the power to delight, fascinate and cause heated arguments in equal measure! Recently, Caithness Broch Project commissioned Orcadian archaeologist and expe...

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