Events Calendar

Jan
30
Thu
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Bridgescapes: a journey through Scotland’s bridge-building heritage @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

2.30pm Thursday 30th January, 2019

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 2.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Bridgescapes: a journey through Scotland’s bridge-building heritage

a talk by L. Bruce Keith

Craigellachie Bridge

Bruce is a surveyor and environmentalist, having started his professional career working on several Perthshire estates with the Department of Agriculture. His interest in bridges stems from his
childhood, from his father, who was a local authority engineer responsible for bridges in the Highlands of Scotland. His passion for Scottish history, geography and landscapes continues. Publication of his fully illustrated book of the same title as our talk coincided with the completion of the tremendous new cable-stayed design Queensferry Crossing. Bridges closer to home in Moray will also be covered in his talk. Join us at Elgin Museum’s first event to celebrate Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

 

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Feb
8
Sat
Pictish Stones Workshop @ Elgin Museum
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fragment of pictish cross slab

Pictish Stones Workshop

Saturday 8th February 2020, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Elgin Museum Side Hall

Join sculptor Mary Bourne at Elgin Museum to learn more about the art and process of Pictish carved stones at this hands-on workshop. Learn about Pictish stones and the symbols used, see how they might have been carved, and design your own Pictish symbols to create a slate plaque.

The workshop is suitable for over-16s only. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets can be booked through our Eventbrite page.

This workshop is a free workshop offered thanks to the support of Findhorn Bay Arts and Discover Moray’s Great Places.

For more information, please contact: elginmuseumevents@gmail.com

About Mary Bourne

Mary Bourne is a visual artist whose work considers how we live in our world. Based in the North East of Scotland, the major theme in her work is our environment and how we relate to it, both physically and subjectively. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art and a John Kinross Scholar in 1985, her professional experience has included numerous public commissions, including interpretative artworks at Bennachie, Aberdeenshire; Mallerstang, East Cumbria and Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie. She has worked with high profile architects like Page/Park (Eden Court Theatre) and Malcolm Fraser (Scottish Poetry Library), as well as with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and Historic Environment Scotland on a contemporary carving project for the 16th century Riddle’s Court on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

http://www.marybourne.co.uk/

 

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Feb
28
Fri
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Tales of Gordon Castle @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

2.30pm Friday 28th February, 2020

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 2.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Tales of Gordon Castle

a talk by Angus Gordon Lennox

Gordon Castle

Join us to hear tales of the history, and more recent developments, of Gordon Castle.