Join us at an afternoon of Pictish history, archaeology and art to celebrate the founding of SWACS 30 years ago this October. We will welcoming a range of guest speakers to talk about the enigmatic Pictish carvings in the Wemyss Caves and the world of the people responsible for them, and looking back over the history of the Society.
- Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland) on Rome and the ‘Southern Picts’ – Some New Views
- Joanna Hambly (The SCAPE Trust) on Making Sense of the Carvings in the Caves
- Alice Blackwell (National Museums Scotland) on Pictish Silver and Symbols: The Norrie’s Law Hoard
- Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen) on Discovering the Northern Picts: Latest Results of the Northern Picts Project
- John Borland (Historic Environment Scotland) on The Sculptor’s Cave in Moray
- Sue Hamstead (SWACS) on Saving Wemyss Caves: 30 Years of SWACS
Doors open at 12:45pm and the conference will finish at 5pm. This will be followed by an early evening reception including light meal.
All welcome. Advance registration not essential but will be very helpful to us for planning the event. The event is free of charge (though of course any donations to SWACS on the day would be gratefully received).