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Caithness Field Club Bulletin
October 1986

Vol. 4 No. 4 October 1986

After a successful Summer programme of outings Winter is now on its way and the committee have arranged a series of lectures to take place between now and April.

During the last two summers weekend trips have been arranged to both Tarradale and Scourie. These visits have proved to be very popular and well attended. Following on from their success the programme for next Summer will include a weekend at Bonar Bridge from 15 to 17 May. This will include a trip along Strath Carron to Croik church where one can still see the names of the victims of the clearances scratched in the glass of the windows. There will also be a forest walk and visits to Spinningdale and Lairg where there are a number of antiquities worth a visit.

Accommodation will be in a local hotel from dinner on Friday until Sunday afternoon. The cost, which is still being negotiated, is expected to be about 38 per person. Advance bookings can be made by sending a deposit of 6 per head to either Geoffrey Leet. 8 Burnside Thurso or Alan Abernethy, 1 Newton Avenue, Wick. Since this weekend is likely to prove popular with members early booking is advised.

THE WINTER PROGRAMME

The following Winter programme has been arranged and members are advised to watch for local posters to confirm the arrangements.

Saturday November 22

Annual dinner in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso. 7.30 for 8. 00. Tickets 6 .50. The speaker will be John Porter. In order to give the hotel an idea of numbers a phone call to Alan Abernethy would be appreciated if you intend to go.

Thursday January 29

Lecture, Biological Recording In Caithness by Melanee Spirit in Assembly Rooms Wick 7.30 p.m.

Monday February 16

A series of five minute talks in Assembly Rooms Wick 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday March 11

Lecture, "The Wild Northlands" by Dr. Ken Taylor in Pentland Hotel Thurso 8.00 p.m. Joint meeting with Scottish Ornithological Club.

Tuesday April 28

Lecture, "Around Three Firths" by Dr. John Smith, Halkirk School 7.30 p.m. Joint meeting with Aberdeen University Extra Mural Department. To be followed by Caithness Field Club A. G. M.

INVERNESS FIELD PUBLICATIONS
The following publications have been produced by Inverness Field Club and are available from Mrs. Maclean of Dochgarroch, Hazelbrae House, Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire.

The Moray Firth Geological Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.75

Inverness in Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.95

Middle Ages in the Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00

Glen Urquhart Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.75

Inverness Miscellany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.15

ERIC TALBOT
Eric Talbot, an honorary Vice Chairman of the Field Club has recently been appointed as Director of the Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Trust. Many members will remember his lectures to the Field Club and also working with him on the excavations at both the Bishop's Palace, Scrabster and the Chapel at the Clow, Watten.