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Salt Symposium, Brora

October 16 @ 9:00 am October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a unique and exciting weekend event in Brora! Organised by The SCAPE Trust and local partners, including Clyne Heritage Society (Brora) and Brora Salt Pans Research Group, this event brings salt historians, archaeologists, enthusiasts and Scottish salt producers together to share knowledge and celebrate this historic Scottish industry.

On Saturday, keynote speaker, historian Professor Chris Whatley, author of The Scottish Salt Industry 1570-1850, will start off a wide-ranging programme of talks by archaeologists and historians covering the latest research into the historical manufacture of sea salt in Scotland and further afield. Talks include archaeological and historical research at Brora’s salt pans. The programme concludes with presentations from each of the three artisan sea salt producers operating in Scotland today.

On Sunday, there will be a field trip to the archaeological sites of Brora’s 17th and 18th century salt houses and their associated industrial landscapes and experimental salt making in a replica salt pan at the Brora Heritage Centre.

View the programme here https://scapetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SaltSymposiumDownloadProgrammeA4.pdf


Tickets cost £25.00 and include entrance to the Saturday conference with lunch coffee and tea, and Sunday activities. Book your ticket through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-salt-symposium-tickets-167587589993

There is a £2.54 Eventbrite fee. We advise booking early.

Discounted Saturday tickets cost £15.00 and are available for Clyne Heritage Society members/students/KW9 residents. Tickets can be purchased either at Brora Heritage Centre or at The Otter’s Couch Brora during opening hours, or through Eventbrite. There is a £1.76 Eventbrite fee.

The Covid measures we are taking for the in-person event are:
Having a maximum 50% capacity in the main hall so that everyone has plenty of space during the conference presentations on Saturday. There will inevitably be closer contact at pinch points, e.g. during lunch and breaks. But these will be for shorter time periods. We will ensure that the inside spaces are well-ventilated by opening windows and doors. Masks are mandatory inside –  unless exempt, whilst eating and drinking, and  for presenters delivering their presentations. We are asking all attendees to do a self covid test the day prior to the event.

We will be recording the presentations and making them available online. You’ll find information and links on the www.scapetrust/salt-symposium page following the live event. Enquiries:jh105@st-andrews.ac.uk or jacquieaitken@btinternet.com

£25 Includes entrance to the Saturday conference with lunch coffee and tea, and Sunday activities. Book your ticket through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-salt-symposium-tickets-167587589993 There is a £2.54 Eventbrite fee. We advise booking early.

Clyne Heritage Society

Brora Primary School Hall and Community Centre

Johnston Place
Brora, KW9 6PF United Kingdom
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jacquieaitken@btinternet.com