Collaborative talk for Pictish Society

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The Pictish Arts Society is participating in an extra talk in October, arranged in conjunction with the Perthshire Society of Natural Science.

It is hoped that this will be the first in an occasional series of collaborative events. The talk by Dr Gordon Noble will take place at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery at 7.30 p.m on October 16.

Dr Gordon Noble has undertaken landscape research and directed field projects across Scotland. He is currently director of the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project (REAP) (2005) and the Northern Picts: the Archaeology of Fortrui (2012), as well as a number of other field projects in Scotland.

The talk is entitled ‘Uncovering the Northern Picts: work at Rhynie, Tarbat and beyond’ and will outline the recent results of two projects undertaken by the University of Aberdeen – the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project (REAP) where an early royal centre has been identified and The Northern Picts: the Archaeology of Fortrui – a new field project focused on Tarbat and wider environs and involving survey and excavation of key Iron Age-Pictish sites.

The lecture will take place in the main lecture hall. A £2 entry donation is recommended and tea and coffee will also be available for a small donation.