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February 2021

Heritage Cafe

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Email nicola.henderson@museumsandheritagehighland.org.uk if you would like to join us.

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March 2021

Heritage Cafe

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

Fortnightly online cafe discussing all things museums and heritage in the Highlands and beyond. Email Nicola for the link

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April 2021

Highland Threads Launch

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

Join us online for the launch of Highland Threads, an innovative online exhibition exploring the history of people in northern Scotland. Fourteen museums from across the Highlands are taking part in Highland Threads. The virtual exhibition showcases a treasured costume from each museum's collection alongside stories of the people who made the cloth, who wore the clothes and where they were produced. Nicola Henderson and Helen Avenell from Museums and Heritage Highlands will introduce the exhibition and discuss how the…

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Cultural Hustings

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

Our heritage cafe on 29th April, becomes a heritage hustings! We have invited candidates from all the main parties to join us, tell us about their cultural policies related to heritage, arts, tourism and the environment and to answer YOUR questions on these areas. This is a unique opportunity to really delve into cultural policy and find out who understands the current climate we are operating in and who has the ideas to help make real change for the benefit…

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September 2021

Introduction to Finds Conservation

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

As part of the launch programme for the Highland Archaeological ResearchFramework, Gretel Evans ACR (Conservation Manager, AOC Archaeology) willdeliver an online workshop covering important aspects of archaeologicalconservation, including: an overview of conservation techniques; initialassessment of finds in the field; handling, packing and support; andgeneral storage and condition checking in a museum environment - withsome important do's and don'ts along the way! This event is aimed at museum professionals and volunteers, individualsworking on archaeological sites (professional or amateur), metaldetectorists, students, and…

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Small Finds Illustration Workshop

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Expert illustrator Thomas Small (Small Finds & Design) will deliver two workshops at Nairn Community & Arts Centre. The workshops will focus on practical exercises, teaching the principles of pottery and small finds illustration with a straight-forward guide for participants to take home. The workshop is hands-on, but with small numbers and participants will have social distancing. If anyone is interested please book as soon as possible with Leanne Demay at Leanne@socantscot.org

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October 2021

Salt Symposium, Brora

October 16 @ 9:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Brora Primary School Hall and Community Centre, Johnston Place
Brora, KW9 6PF United Kingdom
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£25

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…

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Slaves and Highlanders – silenced histories of Scotland and the Carribean

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cromarty Courthouse, Church Street
Cromarty, Ross-shire IV11 8XA United Kingdom
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Free

Join David Alston on a walk to uncover Cromarty's links with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The one-hour walk will start at Cromarty harbour and finish at Cromarty Courthouse, where David's newly published book will be available to purchase.

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Slaves and Highlanders – hidden histories of Scotland and the Carribean

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cromarty Courthouse, Church Street
Cromarty, Ross-shire IV11 8XA United Kingdom
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Free

Join David Alston on a walk to uncover Cromarty's links with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The one-hour walk will start at Cromarty harbour and finish at Cromarty Courthouse, where David's newly published book will be available to purchase.

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Pathways to Action 1 – How can museums inspire radical climate action in their communities?

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

First event in a short series of discussion events that hope to inspire museums to take the lead in their communities in tackling climate change. We have invited speakers from all over the world to share their climate projects - projects that are looking to go beyond raising awareness of the challenges we face, by helping find solutions and promote action. Each speaker will give a short presentation before we have a panel discussion and audience QandA. (image above is…

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