Historic Assynt’s 20th Anniversary
Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm at Stoer Hall
Broch Project update and more
John Barber and Graeme Cavers of AOC Archaeology will review the whole of the Broch project to date, update us on the latest findings and also update us on the researches John has undertaken since the excavation of Loch Borralan Chambered Cairn in 2011. There will be light refreshments.
Friday 16 November 3.45pm onwards at Glencanisp
Iron Age Bronze Working & Snacks
Discoveries and Puzzles in Assynt’s Past
Bronze Working 3.45pm onwards
The final public event of Julia Cowie’s Broch artist residency in the Glencanisp Pole Barn.
Julia will be demonstrating the whole Iron Age metalwork process, from stone to sculpture. She will be smelting copper as the raw material and alloying it with tin, then pouring the molten bronze into moulds to cast mini sculptures. These will be the final bronzes for the Clachtoll Broch community sculpture and were carved by local people and visiting archaeologists in local beeswax.
Try your hand at making a sand-mould for small open-cast pieces that we hope to pour in bronze that evening.
Help with the bellows and see how metalwork would have been done at the time of the broch.
There will be molten metal and fire!
Iron Age Snacks 5.30pm
A hearty soup will be provided and you can have a go at butter making or try making and cooking your own bannocks and other snacks. Or just sample those made by others!
Discoveries and Puzzles 7.30pm
A round-up of some of the things that Historic Assynt has been finding out about Assynt’s past over the last 20 years from cairns and stone circles to the lifestyles of pre-clearance farm tenants via monumental Iron Age houses and the shadow of the Vikings all mixed up with lots of puzzles and mysteries along the way! In the Arts Studio, Glencanisp