07 July 2019
The Institution of Civil Engineers Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) is arranging a three day visit to East Sutherland, looking at a range of industrial archaeology in the region.
Points of interest includeL
- The most northerly of the major Scottish hydro-electric schemes
- The two most northern freight-carrying canals in the UK
- The location of the most northerly coalmine in the UK
- The site of the tramway that carried coal from the mine to the harbour and railway station
- The oldest fish-ladder in the world
- The oldest bridge in Sutherland
- The site of the UK naval gunnery range
- The listening outpost of Government Central Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
- The most northerly railway heritage centre in Britain
- Journey along the full length of The Sutherland Railway
All welcome, for full event or only for a day. Further information and contact details from the ICE website
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07 July 2019
Why make The Flow Country a World Heritage Site?
Talk by Neil Oliver, Professor Iain Stewart and Professor Barry Gilbertson
Eden Court, Inverness . Tickets £9, Concession £5 (booking & ID required). Bookings to https://eden-court.co.uk/
The three speakers talk about the environmental and cultural importance of The Flow Country in Sutherland and Caithness, addressing Scotland’s climate emergency, the need to protect the spectacular beauty and wildlife of the area’s unique habitat and the part it plays in the lives of people who live here.
Project Co-ordinator for The Flow Country World Heritage Site Working Group, Joe Perry, will also be at the events to bring the conversations back to the current bid consultation process.more details »