Pictish Arts Society lecture

THE FEBRUARY lecture in the Pictish Arts Society’s 2010/2011 season will again be given in the Brechin Town House Museum in the High Street on Friday, February 18, when the guest speaker will be Jill Harden.

Jill is an archaeologist who has been living and working in the Highlands for many years. She has had opportunities to work in museums, both local and national, to survey and excavate sites and to interpret aspects of our cultural heritage for the wider public.

Around 20 years ago she began the Portmahomack project, which Professor Martin Carver and his team from York University have proved to be a Pictish monastery of great standing - the Iona of the east. Since then she has developed research projects associated with far-flung places like St Kilda and North Rona but they are all based on her fascination with the Pictish period, that time between prehistory and history when societies and economies throughout the British Isles were going through great upheavals.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the talk which is free to members and £2.50 to non-members.