Drystone dyking training day

Castletown Heritage Society operates the Castlehill Heritage Centre as an educational resource for visitors, local students and school children and the local community. Through a programme of interpretive exhibitions and interactive workshops, we seek to stimulate and sustain interest in and understanding of the history, heritage, vernacular skills, biodiversity and physical environment of Castletown and the parish of Olrig. Our aim is to preserve and maintain the unique heritage of our community within both local Caithness and broader Highland contexts.

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Guided village walk

COMPLETED 2020 EVENTS

All scheduled events after 11 March 2020 were cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic

Tuesday 10 March

7pm

Living Landscapes of Castletown

UHI PhD student Julian Grant will present an overview of his research thus far into the relationship between local heritage and tourism in communities around the route of the North Coast 500, with a particular focus on Castletown and the Parish of Olrig.

Tuesday 25 February

7pm

Caithness Flagstone - versatile, sustainable

From their base at Lieurary Quarry, Norse Stone produce bespoke original Caithness flagstone products to help create beautiful buildings and interiors. This evening talk will discuss the challenges of Caithness Flagstone production and marketing in the modern day, and the techniques used to create their unique products.

Open from 2pm to 4pm every Wed, Sat and Sun afternoon

Getting The Message Across

Getting the Message Across explores how we have communicated through the ages - from symbols and letters to the rapid technological changes in the 20th Century. On display are artefacts, photographs and stories exploring the fascinating technical and social history of communication in Caithness, including local Post Office memorabilia and military communication equipment. Try out our WWII field telephones! Has technology has improved the art of communication? Come along and judge for yourself!

Tuesday 28 January

7pm

A Caithness family fights Napoleon

Our winter series of evening talks gets underway with a talk by Muriel Murray revealing the fascinating story of the Williamsons of Banniskirk's struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte.

Thursday 15 October 2020

7.30pm

Castletown Heritage Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Castletown Heritage Society was due to be held in Castlehill Heritage Centre on Tuesday 21 April at 7.30pm, however the event had to be postponed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The AGM will now take place as a virtual Zoom based event on Thursday 15 October at 7 pm.

In order to take part in the AGM you need to pre-register by sending an email with your details via this link. Joining instructions will be emailed following approval of registration.

All current officers of the Society agreed to continue in post in the interim.

Watch this space for confirmed dates and further details, alternatively:

CONTACT US by email or phone 01847 821120

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