Castletown Heritage was set up in 1984 to safeguard and develop the history, character and crafts of the parish of Olrig, Caithness
AGM 29 April 2004
The AGM is being held in Castletown Drill Hall - Small Hall on Thursday 29th April 2004 at 7.30pm.
Following the business of the AGM their will be a talk by Dr Andy Heald, the Caithness Archaeological Trust archaeologist, on the items found during the recent field walking under taken as part of a training course being run in Caithness. Dr Heald will talk about the items found, what they were used for and how to find the items yourself. Hopefully he will be able to bring along some of the items and let you see a real flint arrowhead and a stone axe.
Castlehill Flagstone Heritage Traill
18 July 2002
18 July 2002
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Newsletter Spring/Summer 2002
We opened in the paint box in November 1998 to see what sort of response we received from locals and visitors alike. The response has given us sufficient confidence to consider moving to bigger and better premises. However it is sad to leave and as we look back on the past three years we have met so many interesting people from near and far who have shared in some way the history of this part of the world. People from Aberdeen, California, Norway, Balerno, Portugal, Hawick, Fraserburgh, Stornoway, Germany, Leicestershire, France, Northumberland, USA, Canada, Blackpool, Worcester, Shetland, Nottingham, Sweden, New Zealand, Scarfskerry, Gothigill and not to mention Thurso, Wick and many many from Castletown. It has been an immense pleasure to see so many people with connections and also with more small pieces of the jigsaw that is the history of Castletown, Caithness.
Saturday morning dawned with bright sunshine, gale force winds and
high tides. As every time we tried to put a piece of rubbish in our bags
the wind caught the contents and scattered them to the far corners we
decided to postpone the beach clean until the Sunday afternoon and
better weather. Sadly as a beautiful Saturday afternoon and evening
passed by Sunday afternoon brought high winds and torrential rain. The
result was we did clean the beach and the