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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 little over 2 weeks ago, I went out for a staff night out with my North Coast 500 colleagues. I believe I walked into the pub and sauntered over to the bar, flashing a smile at the waitress. Naturally, the girl fainted. Near...

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...

February 18, 2017

Highland Aerial Views's fantastic aerial snap captures the bold and beautiful sight of Thing's Va Broch - all 110 feet of it! Obviously this broch's size makes it stand out in the landscape, but Things Va still manages to hide a Viking secret...

So what makes this...

February 22, 2016

So over the past few months our project has really begun to gather momentum. Kenneth entered the group into a local funding initiative, "Your Cash your Caithness". Iain and Chris attended and delivered a presentation which really grabbed the attention of the audience,...

June 28, 2015

This past week has been very interesting. All week AOC Archaeological Group have been in Caithness working in tandem with Castlehill Heritage Group to educate the community about the Bronze Age Landscape in Caithness. The week began with a classroom session at Castlehi...

May 23, 2015

 

 

This is a short video shot last year, of some of the easier to access Caithness archaeological sites. There is a wide variety here, with Brochs, Castles, Standing Stones and Cairns all within, and all short walks from the roads. Coming this year will be a new video,...

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