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Excavation: Wilkhouse, Brora ...

30 May 2017

The excavation is centred on the site of a former inn. This was trading though the eighteenth century, and came to an end, we believe, in 1819, when the Kintradwell estate wadsett (mortgage) was redeemed by the Sutherland Estate from the Gordon of Carrol family, and the area was ┬┤Cleared┬┤ in line with Improvement plans for the whole Sutherland Estate. The site has a number of structures, and what appears to be an enclosure or stance around it. At one time it was on the roadway north to Caithness, before that route was re-engineered by Thomas Telford. Today this is the A9. The site also revealed finds in the nineteenth century from earlier periods, and has an adjacent Broch.

Volunteers do not need to come for the whole period. No prior knowledge is required. For further information and to sign up for 1 day or 12, please contact Nick Lindsay at nicklindsay@btinternet.com or by phone on 01408 621338.

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Family History Research [Evanton] ...

30 May 2017


Starts: 14:00
Ends: 16:00

Anne Fraser of the Highland Archive Centre will provide a course on researching family history. No experience or previous knowledge assumed.

Evanton Church Hall: Mondays 8th, 15th and 22nd May, 7-9pm

Highland Archive Centre, Inverness: Tuesday 30th May, 2-4pm (where you will have a chance to see some of the resources)

Free, but booking essential to Susan at ARCH on info@archhighland.org.uk or 077888 35466

Part of Evanton Community Trust's Kiltearn Old Kirk project. We hope that some participants may be inspired after the course to help research some of the names which the project has identified!

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Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)77888 35466 Email: