Our Events

*Cancelled* November 12th

Viking Scotland: Results, Opportunities and Ways Forward

Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick, 7pm

*We apologise but this event has been cancelled for reasons beyond our control, no reschedule date has yet been set*

 

In association with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Shetland Museum and Archives, we present a lecture by Dr Colleen Batey FSA Scot (Centre for Northern Studies, University of Highlands and Islands). Twenty years since the seminal volume Vikings in Scotland: an archaeological survey was published by Edinburgh University Press (EUP) under the authorship of James Graham-Campbell and Colleen Batey. This period has brought many changes to our understanding of the Scandinavian presence in Scotland, some through the results of targeted research agendas, others through chance finds during field survey and metal detecting. The published integration of all aspect of archaeological endeavour – both on and off-site, has provided a unique opportunity to re-assess the impact of this period which spanned essentially 600 years. This is a free event, more information here.

Local Events

Terminology

Fealy Dyke

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!

Mainland Events

November 22nd

The King in the North: Latest progress on the Northern Picts Project

Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack

Join Dr Gordon Noble from the University of Aberdeen as he discusses understanding the recent results of excavations at Burghead and Mither Tap – two early medieval forts that help illuminate the nature of power in early medieval Scotland. The author of “King in the North”, it will be available for purchase on the night. There is a fee for this event, more information visit here.

Just for Laughs

3b58c5d474701b1233508a143b6349d4.jpg

© 2019 Archaeology Shetland