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Caithness News Bulletins May 2003
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CAITHNESS ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST
Record number for Council of Scottish Archaeology Summer School visit to Caithness.
The annual Summer School of the Council of Scottish Archaeology starts next Thursday 15th May and finishes on Monday 19th. Not only is it their first visit to Caithness but also, with over seventy attendees, the largest that has been organised. As well as archaeologists from the private sector, there will be practitioners from Historic Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland and the several Universities that are working on sites in the County. The Caithness Archaeological Trust, with support from the Dunbeath Preservation Trust, has organised the wide-ranging programme to show a wide variety of archaeology throughout the County. Visits range from Dunbeath in the south to Reay in the northwest and the sites from the Neolithic age through to the modern. There will also be lectures in the evenings. On hand to help explain and interpret the attractions will be members of the Caithness Field Club. The Caithness Area of the Highland Council is hosting a reception.
The Earl of Caithness, chairman of the Trust, said “The strength and quality of those coming demonstrates what an interest there is to see the incredible assets we have in the County and also that archaeology is not only just something for a few to look at but also has wide appeal and is an economic benefit.”