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Scottish Society For Northern Studies
Annual Study Conference 5 - 9 April 2004

60 members of the society will hold their annual study conference in Caithness this year beginning on 5 April.  They will take part in a series of visits to Caithness sites and attend lectures on a variety of topics throughout the conference. The conference is based at the Portland Hotel, Lybster with members staying at a variety of locations along the east coast of Caithness. lectures are variously in the mornings and evenings.  The society have invited interested members of the public to join them for any lectures that are of interest to them at the Portland Hotel.  The society members will be visiting brochs, castles and other archaeological sites but these visits are not open to the public.

The list of lectures is as follows -
Monday 5 April
20.00 - 21.00 'The Summers Were Better Then Too' - Noel Fujut, Historic Scotland
21.00 - 22.00 'Rethinking the Neolithic in Caithness' Kenny Brophy, Glasgow

Tuesday 6 April
09.00 - 10.00 Place-names of Caithness - Doreen Waugh, Edinburgh
10.00 - 11.00 Caithness Iron Age and the Brochs - Andy Heald, Caithness Archaeology
20.00 - 21.00 Neil M Gunn - A Writer of the North & beyond - Diarmid Gunn, Edinburgh
21.00 - 22.00 Lore and Legends of Caithness - Donald Omand, Halkirk

Wednesday 7 April
20.00 - 21.00 Herring fishing in the North - Iain Sutherland, Wick
21.00 - 22.00 The Sinclairs and Girnigoe - Malcolm Sinclair, Earl of Caithness

Thursday 8 April
0900 - 10.00 Vikings in Caithness- 25 years on - Colleen Batey, Glasgow
10.00 - 11.00 The Landscape before Improvement - Raymond Lamb, Thurso

If you would like to attend any of the lectures contact Andy Heald to book a place. 
Tel 01593 731269