Anniversary Celebration and WWII Presentations
Lerwick Boating Club, 6-9pm
We'll be celebrating our 5 year anniversary with a full evening starting with snacks and beverages from 6-7pm followed by a series of presentations. A holistic approach, it will begin with a discussion of the WWII Lerwick defences followed by Chris Dyer of the Shetland Amenity Trust putting it into a Shetland context which will conclude with Jon Sandison putting the Shetland defence into the wider context of the war effort. The event is open to the public, non-members encouraged to give a donation. Please contact us with any questions.
Staney Hill WWII Defence Line Walk & Luncheon
Staney Hill Hall, Lerwick, 10am-3pm
The day will begin at 10am with a walk along the defences on Staney Hill exploring features at each critical point whilst we learn the overall strategy of the Lerwick defence with the panoramic views of the wider landscape (starting point to be determined). This will be followed at 12:30pm with a luncheon at Staney Hill Hall featuring period garb and ration recipes from WWII. This is open to the public and though the walk is free there will be a modest charge for the luncheon. For more information on this please contact us.
Also known as a feely or feelie dyke from the Shetland word feal (turf), it is an earthen wall designed to separate the crofts from the common grazing areas. They are found extensively throughout Shetland.
But did you know that Fealy is also a surname, though only 1,110 people in the world share it? The most famous may have been Maude Fealy.
A bit of Archaeology Shetland fun!
Kilmagadwood – A Remarkable Early Bronze Age Cemetery Near Loch Leven
Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 78 George St, Perth @ 1pm & 2pm
Presented by Culture Perth and Kinross and University Of Highland and Island’s Institute for Northern Studies present a lecture by Alison Sheridan. She will explain what was found during excavations in 2012-13 in advance of house construction at Kilmagadwood when the remains of a large Early Bronze Age cemetery dating to between 2100 BC and around 1600 BC were uncovered and explore what it can tell us about the people who were buried there. There is a charge for this event, more information can be found here.