Neil MacDonald, shepherd from Capisdale


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Ardvasar Hotel - past

Ardvasar Hotel

Ardvasar Hotel

Advasar Hotel

News & Events

Winter programme
Summer activities
Any other news or events

Meetings are now held on different days of the week so check the programme and also the right-hand column on the Home Page for details. The start time is usually 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated in the programme. Most of our meetings this year (2021/22) will be held at An Crubh. From time to time we may use other venues – if so, these will be specified in the programme.. Monthly meetings are free to members, while the entry for non-members is usually £3.

Winter Programme 2021/22

The dates of our meetings this session are listed below.

Monday 25th October
Open Evening “Bring” a Person, Place or Object to talk about or just come along and listen
Venue An Crubh

Friday 19th November
AGM followed by talk Calum Mòr: The Life and Music of Malcolm MacInnes of Drumfearn (1871-1951) by Dr Decker Forrest

Tuesday 7th December
‘Plantation slavery and estate ownership in Skye and Lochalsh with Dr Iain MacKinnon. Venue An Crubh

Monday 17 January
Home Movie Night- old cine films of Sleat. Venue An Crubh

Tuesday 15 February
The Myth of the Little Kilt with Coinneach MacLean Venue An Crubh

Friday 18 March
Township Talk - Aird, an informal session about Aird, including its people, customs, and tales plus photos
To be confirmed

Watch this space or see Facebook for further information

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Spring/Summer Activities

Cladaichean to laebraks
We have joined a project run by MSDS Marine to explore maritime and coastal heritage in Skye and Shetland. Full details are on the MSDS Marine website - see .

Some of the events:

Coastal Archaeology Surveys: South Skye
If you are interested in the coastal archaeology of Skye or learning some new skills in archaeological survey come and join us! We will be surveying sites at:
Tokavaig 26th July 2022, 10am – 12 noon
Knock Bay (near the distillery): 27th July 2022, 10am – 12 noon
Waterloo 28th July 2022, 10am – 12 noon

The coastal surveys will be led by Sally Evans, one of MSDS Marine’s archaeologists based on Skye. We will be aiming to understand more about the coastal archaeology of south Skye through these surveys, and will also be teaching basic archaeological recording techniques including how to make site records, take archaeological photographs and record the positions of a site.

Please bring walking boots or wellingtons and appropriate outdoor clothing, as we will be working in the intertidal zone in the unpredictable Skye weather! Please note that, due to the nature and location of these archaeological sites, there will be rough terrain and there are no on-site facilities such as toilets. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Sally Evans (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to find out more and book a place. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once you are booked on to the survey we will send over more information including on meeting places. Transport with the Sleat Community Trust’s electric bus will be available for the surveys, however, you are more than welcome to arrange your own transport.

Online Mapping Workshops on how to use the Geographic Information Services (GIS) software to investigate and map our local area including seabed mapping, geological and archaeological data. Dates are:
• Friday 10th June 2-4pm
• Saturday 11th June 6-8pm
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to book your place. If you can’t make those dates but would still like to learn more then get in touch and let Sally know. There will be opportunities for the team to run more GIS workshops if there is interest!
Archive workshops
A chance to delve into some of the historical records for maritime and coastal activities on Skye and learn how to use the archives. The Skye workshops will be run by Linda Spence, archivist at the Museum of the Isles, and Maggie Macdonald. The dates are
• Museum of the Isles Archive: Wednesday 15th June 2-3:30pm
• Museum of the Isles Archive: Saturday 18th June 10:30-12pm
• Museum of the Isles Archive: Wednesday 22nd June 2-3:30pm
There will also be an online workshop on Monday 20th June 7-8pm if you can’t make it to the Museum
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to book your place

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Other Events

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