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-Caithness colouring competition.
Our drawing shows the mythical 'Cait', the legendary founder of Caithness, and his marvellous swaying beard, full of aspects of the history of Caithness.
This a great activity for children of all ages - and a lovely big of mindfulness, too. You can start by looking for the various historical characters and places in Caithness, and then you can get to the fun bit: colouring in!
We've included a high-res version of Cait here; you can print it off and colour it in - alternatively, you want to do it on a computer then you just need to download the image (right click and save onto your computer) - you can then use softward like Paint, or GIMP or Inkscape which are free.
You can also use photoshop: put the line art (jpeg) on a top layer with blend mode multiply and create layers underneath for the colour. The colour will show through white areas of the image.
For more info visit (https://emptyeasel.com/2008/10/31/explaining-blending-modes-in-photoshop-and-gimp-multiply-divide-overlay-screen/)
We'd love to see your efforts. Why not share them on Instagram or Twitter, too, using the #BeardedHistory tag?
Happy colouring in!
Download the image here
Or right click and 'save as' the image below.