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Oct
13
Fri
Moray Society Lecture Series 2017/18: Whisky in the Cabrach @ Elgin Museum
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2017/18

Whisky in the Cabrach: illicit stills and the early legal distilleries

A talk by Colin Mackenzie, Architect and Trustee of The Cabrach Trust

7.30pm Friday 13th October, 2017

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7 pm

 

Oct
14
Sat
Ogham Pendants – Family Drop-In Activity (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday 14th October 2017, 11am – 1pm

Elgin Museum in Ogham script

Ogham Pendants

Learn how to write your name in ancient Ogham and make your own decorated clay pendant.

Free Activity, no booking required.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately!

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Nov
4
Sat
Forgotten, Hidden, Lost: unearthing Moray’s archaeology @ Alexander Graham Bell Centre
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Moray Society’s Archaeology Conference 2017

Forgotten, Hidden & Lost: unearthing Moray’s archaeology

Saturday 4th November 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray Street, Elgin IV30 1JJ

Tickets: Adult £10 / Student £7.50


Join us in celebrating the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology at Elgin Museum with our archaeology conference showcasing some of Moray’s lesser known and forgotten archaeological and historic sites.

Session 1 (Chaired by Claire Herbert, Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service) 9:45am – 11:20am

Excavations at Grantown Road, Forres – Martin Cook, AOC Archaeology

From township to tipper truck: A constant landscape at Macallan, Craigellachie – David Anderson, Highland Archaeology Services

Excavations at Lesmurdie Road, Elgin – Melanie Johnson, CFA Archaeology

11:20am – 11:50am Morning break – teas, coffees and light refreshments will be provided.

Session 2 (Chaired by John Borland, Historic Environment Scotland) 11:50am – 1:25pm

Lost in Plain Site: the enclosure on Cluny Hill, Forres – Dr Leif Isaksen, University of Lancaster

Northern Picts Project – update – Dr Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen

Getting more from finds: looking behind Iron Age and Roman objects from Moray – Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland

1:25pm – 2:25pm Lunch break – please feel free to bring your own lunch with you, or there is ample time to purchase lunch in Elgin town centre. Teas & coffees will be provided.

Session 3 (Chaired by Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland) 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Prehistoric Pyromaniacs: the wider story of a burned down roundhouse at Birnie – Dr Tanja Romankiewicz

Lossie’s Coastal Crust: an integrated approach to archaeological measured survey – Matt Ritchie, Forestry Commission Scotland

Iron in Iron Age Moray – Dr Gemma Cruickshank, National Museums Scotland

Underworld Encounters: recent archaeological research at the Covesea Caves – Prof. Ian Armit and Dr Lindsey Büster, University of Bradford

Tickets now available online.

When booking, please note all payments are via Paypal (with Paypal account or debit/credit card) – once you have a reserved your ticket, to pay click on the purple “Paypal” box at the bottom right of the screen.

 

On Sunday 5th November, 11:00am – 4:30pm, Elgin Museum will be open to visitors (free entry) with selected displays relating to talks presented during the conference; some speakers will also be on hand to answer questions you may have.

Also on Sunday 5th November, two tour options are offered – places are limited, and online booking is essential:

10:00am – 12:00pm – Insight Tour of Elgin Cathedral (£5 / £4) – An exclusive tour of Elgin Cathedral with guest speakers sharing insights on carved stones, medieval stained glass and the history of the Cathedral.

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s Hidden Treasures (£6 / £5) – Join local historian Mary Byatt and archaeologist Claire Herbert for a guided tour exploring the architectural and archaeological treasures hidden “in plain sight” in Elgin’s historic town centre.

Reserve your place at elginmuseum.yapsody.com

 

 

Nov
5
Sun
Insight Tour of Elgin Cathedral (HHA2017) @ Elgin Cathedral
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Insight Tour of Elgin Cathedral

Sunday 5th November 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet at the main entrance to Elgin Cathedral.

An exclusive tour of Elgin Cathedral with guest speakers sharing insight on carved stones, medieval stained glass and the history of the Cathedral.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Book online now – Adults £5.00 / Student £4.00

When booking, please note all payments are via Paypal (with Paypal account or debit/credit card) – once you have a reserved your ticket, to pay click on the purple “Paypal” box at the bottom right of the screen.

 

Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s Hidden Treasures (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Guided Walking Tour: Elgin’s Hidden Treasures

Sunday 5th November 2017 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Meet at Elgin Museum.

Join local historian Mary Byatt and archaeologist Claire Herbert for a guided walking tour exploring the architectural and archaeological treasures hidden “in plain sight” in Elgin’s historic town centre.

PLEASE NOTE: this walk covers a variety of terrain, over 2 km (1.2 miles), and a steep climb up Lady Hill. It may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Online booking now open – Adult £6.00 / Student £5.00

When booking, please note all payments are via Paypal (with Paypal account or debit/credit card) – once you have a reserved your ticket, to pay click on the purple “Paypal” box at the bottom right of the screen.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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Nov
25
Sat
Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum - Side Hall
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Saturday 6th May , 2017

11.00am – 3.00pm, Elgin Museum Hall

Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day

Bring along your finds (recently found or found long ago!) for identification from the experts at the Treasure Trove Unit, learn more about the Treasure Trove process and how to report your finds.

Free entry – donations welcome!

For more information on the work of the Treasure Trove unit, visit their website.

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