2017 is the Scottish theme Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and here at Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust we're joining in this celebration of Scotland's heritage with an extra special programme of vibrant, engaging and informative events, not just over one month but seven!
The programme will span from the beginning of April to the end of October with an official launch event on the Saturday 22 April. The launch looks to be an exciting sunset ceremony beginning with a torch-lit procession through the atmospherically lit woodland of Moncreiffe hill up to the hillfort of Moredun top where the sound of a prehistoric horn will echo once more across the ramparts and a prehistoric world will be reconstructed through immersive hilltop virtual reality.
New guided walks are on offer taking in some of the county’s lesser-explored archaeological sites as well as reviving old favourites. There will be lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty and experience the past at the trowel’s edge with four excavations to sign-up and take part in. The first will be Tay Landscape Partnership’s month-long dig on Moredun Top which is already recruiting volunteers. The sixth and final season of excavations on the Pictish longhouses at Lair, Glenshee will be running for two weeks in June and then there are two more hillfort digs in May and September to look forward to.
Find Out More
The printed programme will be available from libraries, Visit Scotland Information Centres and leaflet stands across Perth and Kinross from March. A digital version is available to download using the tab to the left and a calendar with links to online booking is available below.
There are lots of ways to explore Perthshire’s past in 2017 so get stuck in and discover!