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Archaeological Survey & Recording Workshops
West Stormont Historical Society is investigating the puzzling history of Dalpowie Lodge below Birnam Hill at the western edge of Murthly Estate. Originally built as The Hospital in the 1730s, it was later home to Sir William Drummond Stewart in the 1840s, when he kept buffalo nearby from his adventurous years in America, and was leased for a decade to the painter Sir John Everett Millais. The Lodge also served as a convalescent hospital in WW1, and was taken over by the War Office in WW2.
The ruins may well be lost altogether when additional carriageways are added to the A9 in the near future.
Come along and join us in learning about Dalpowie's fascinating history, and how to measure, draw and photograph archaeological sites. The workshops will be led by Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust and Archaeology Scotland.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This will be an outdoor learning experience suitable for everyone, except young children.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The rendezvous point will be the Village Hall in Murthly (shown on the map) where there is free parking.
Rendezvous time: 10:00.
Two or three cars will take everyone the 10 minute drive through the estate to the ruins
What can I bring into the event?
Please bring adequate clothing and footwear for a day in the woods. Plus a packed lunch, drinks etc.
A notebook & pen and a camera will be useful.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org