Pictish event at Aberlemno

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A Pictish historical event will be staged at Aberlemno Village Hall on Sunday (May 17).

It will explore the past as seen today – in the messages carved into The Battle Stone that depicts the epic battle that took place on 20th May 685 AD between the force of Northumbrians under King Ecgfirth, and King Bridei’s Picts.

There will be a walk examining the landscape and hilltop of Turin Hill Fort, Kemps Castle or Keep. The walk will take approximately one hour each way with some difficult terrain so please ensure that you are wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear.

Main event: £10 per person, includes the guided walk and talk, access to hall, parking, refreshments and BBQ.

For those who don’t want to go for the walk up to Turin Hill Fort, Aberlemno hall will be open from 11 am to 4 pm with various arts and crafts, stalls, exhibitions, raffles, a prize draw, demonstrations and presentations running for most of the day.

10 to 10.45: main hall, registration and refreshments.

11 to 11.45: at the Kirk, Norman Atkinson OBE, FSA Scot, FMA will provide an interpretation of the Battle Stone.

11.45 to 1: a beautiful walk from the stone up to Turin Hill Fort where Norman Atkinson will set out his battle scene scenario.

1 to 2: return to the hall for afternoon with informal Q&A sessions with Norman.

A wet weather programme is available. For further information and booking visit www.aberlemno.org or phone 07936 047217.