2011 Pictish Olympics

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Pictavia will be the location for the 2011 Pictish Olympics - a fun competition for children featuring many of the skills that enabled the Picts to survive - this Saturday.

“The Pictish Olympics will involve a series of tasks based on the skills the Picts used every day to feed, clothe, house and even entertain their families,” said Rebecca Fletcher from Pictavia, which is on the outskirts of Brechin and tells the story of the Picts who lived in Angus almost two thousand years ago.

“There will be a special prize for children who complete all the Olympic tasks, including archery, dressing like a Pict and building a house from basic materials, as well as face painting and Kubbs, an ancient Pictish game similar to skittles.

“We’re also going to have a scavenger hunt. For more information, call 01356 626241 or visit www.pictavia.org.uk.