june, 2023

24jun10:30 am1:00 pmFrom Deep Time to Our Time - Passing Millennia beneath Mount Blair: The Archaeology of Lair, GlensheeJoin archaeologist Dr Gavin Lindsay to investigate what archaeology can tell us about the people who once called Lair in Glenshee home

Event Details

Discover the material remains of a rich landscape where the ebb and flow of rural life over thousands of years survives in remarkable clarity.

From round houses to long houses, burial cairns to cultivation cairns, join local archaeologist Dr Gavin Lindsay to investigate what archaeology can tell us about the people who once called this beautiful corner of Glenshee home.

Places are limited to a maximum of 15 people and booking in advance is essential – you can find further information and secure your place here.

Reconstruction of the Pictish longhouse settlement at Lair, Glenshee, ©AOC Archaeology

Grade of walk: Medium – Suitable for people with at least average fitness and some country walking experience, including 12 – 16 year olds with accompanying adult. Approx 4.5km across undulating open grazed upland.

Cost: Free

Assembly point: Meet inside the field gate of the A93 (NGR: NO 1419,6365). Car parking here will be on a first come basis, once full, cars will be directed to the Clach-na-Coileach car park and walkers shuttled back to the assembly point. Public transport and pedestrian attendees should email [email protected] in advance to arrange car share from Blairgowrie.

Dogs are not permitted on this walk owing to land use and livestock. Please bring snack rations and drinking water, you may also wish to carry a packed lunch in case of tangents. Be prepared for Scotland’s varied weather with clothing for wet/cold and warm/dry conditions. Please wear sturdy footwear with ankle support suitable for mixed upland terrain. There are no public toilets on this route. Risk assessment and route plan available on request.

This session is part of The Cateran Ecomuseum’s Travel For All Our Tomorrow’s programme which offers a number of free, active travel for leisure experiences co-designed with local communities and led by local people and which aims to encourage more people in the Tayside region to enjoy what is on their doorstep, rather than increase their carbon footprint by travelling further afield.

The walk is being delivered by the Cateran Ecomuseum with the support of Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) Fund and Paths for All Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme.

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Clach na Coileach

Old Military Road

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