Events At Castlehill Heritage Centre
31st October 2014
Friday 31st October, ---
Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening. "An Even Briefer History of Time". 7:30pm at Castlehill.
Wednesday 5th November
Scottish Ornithological Club (Caithness Branch) evening talk, "From Sea to Summit" 7:30pm at Castlehill.
Saturday 15th November
Food Fare, A celebration of the great produce available locally. Cakes, honey, jams, pork, breads and much more. Home baking, teas and coffee to help finish off your afternoon.
Tuesday 18th November
An evening talk by RSPB, " For Peats Sake! Wildlife and Landscape of the Flows".
We have now nearly finished our new exhibition which is based on the Passage of Time, looking at the changes over the years to household items, communications etc.
We are in the process of arranging our winter talks so watch this space.
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castletown. Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - 2.00pm - 4.00pm..
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown Tuesday 24th November 2015 - 7.30pm..
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown. Saturday 21st November 2015..
The public astronomy talk is by regular CAG visitor Professor Martin Hendry MBE - his talk is part of the series of local IYL events that have been held this year. Martin will also be visiting a couple of Wick schools whilst in the area, to enthuse interest in space and science in .
Saturday 15th August Join Melissa and Romain of the School of Ancient Crafts as we explore how plants and herbs were used in the past. This workshop will include a spot of foraging as well as making soap with native herbs, using pot-boilers (hot stones) to heat milk and make a soft cheese, baking bread next to an open fire, and much more! Join us again on Sunday 16th August to learn how to build a prehistoric oven in which we will bake fish and bread.
Castlehill lies just outside Castletown, Caithness. The area was once famous for its flagstone industry and the nearby harbour is evidence of that.
Learn about the interesting objects in the constellation of Orion. 20th February 2015 7.00pm Castlehill Heritage Centre..
Observing and Imaging Eclipses Friday 13th March, Castlehill Heritage Centre at 7pm Talk by CAG, with demonstrations that will provide useful guidance prior to the significant solar eclipse on 20th March. Followed by an after dark observing session if weather permits.
Wed, Sat, Sun 2 - 4pm All Year Winter exhibition - Domestic Artefacts Over Time – Looking at the change in technology in the home as the years have gone by. Marine Exhibition – Models of ships that carried flagstone from Castlehill, marine charts, artefacts from marine life.
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield. Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.
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