A conference on industrial archaeology takes place in the North Highlands on 22-27 June. For the outline programme please click at the second heading above. The Scottish Industrial Heritage Society and the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group are among the partners in delivering the conference. We have been working towards this with local providers and local and national heritage groups for several years. Booking details are at the link above. For those that require it, we have arranged coach transport from Inverness to Wick and back, besides tours in Caithness and a day in Orkney. You can now pay by cheque or by BACS to Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group http://www.svbwg.org.uk/events.html or you may book by eventbrite
In the 50th Year of the Foundation of Euratom (members being the EU and Switzerland) we will look at approaches taken towards documenting the heritage of Dounreay. We will also see active lighthouses, stone quarries and engineering industries, besides many beautiful vernacular fishing stations, harbours, doocots, and corn mills. we cwill access the diesel power station in Kirkwall (1953) and a private domestic power station in a corm mill of 18KW (1935). We see this event as contributing to the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 promoted by Europa Nostra.
A key lecture on the role of Caithness in the defences of Scapa Flow will be sponsored by the Association for Industrial Archaeology.
Further information from Mark