Dunnichen stone to feature in third talk

Brechin Town House Museum
Brechin Town House Museum

The third lecture in the 2014/2015 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be held on Friday, November 21 in association with Angus Council Museums.

The venue is the upstairs gallery of Brechin Museum in the High Street.

The talk will be by Norman Atkinson and is entitled ‘The Dunnichen Stone, Lost and Found’. This will chart the journey of the stone from its discovery to its present location in the Meffan and examine what scraps of information about it survive.

Norman Atkinson was educated at Inverbrothock and Arbroath High Schools, Dundee College of Education and Leicester University.

After graduating in 1972, he taught for three years at Hayshead School in Arbroath before joining Dundee Museum as an Education Officer in 1975. He moved to Angus District Council in 1977 as District Curator, a post which he held until Local Government reorganisation in 1996. Promoted as a Head of Service to Angus Council, he became Director of Cultural Services in 1999.

He was President of the society from 2002 to 2012 and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the community in Angus.

The society will be operating a similar timetable to last year, with a three month winter break scheduled after November, with talks resuming in March until May so members and guests avoid having to travel in winter weather.

The Pictish Arts Society requests that advance notice be given by anyone attending who may require disabled access.

This allows for assistance to be provided and for oversight of the potential requirement of escape in case of emergency. Advance notice may be advised to Stewart Mowatt on 01356 623981.

Doors open at Brechin Museum at 7 p.m. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the talks. The talks are free to members and £2.50 to non-members.