*Postponed* Reschedule will be announced soon.
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), binoculars suggested. 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!
Secrets of the Pictish Well on Bennachie
The Acorn Centre, West High St, Inverurie @ 7:30pm
In 2019, a team from Aberdeen University’s Northern Picts project unearthed a centuries-old well at the Mither Tap, one of the summits of Bennachie.The deep granite well would have served as a water source for the occupants of the impressive fort at the top of the hill, the remains of which can still be seen today. Join the Bailies of Bennachie and Professor Gordon Noble to hear more about the findings. This is a free event, more information can be found here.