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Here we will gradually stories of our travels and updates on our plans.

Cromarty 2 December: The Physics of the Wood of Hallaig

Achiltibuie 24 November: Heroes of the Light

Tongue 10 November: The Broch-Builders of Strathnaver

Helmsdale 2 November: The Dogs of Loth

Dunbeath 1 November: The Iron Men of Dunbeath

Garve 28 October: 390 Million Years of Orkney

Brough 16 October: walk and talk

Thurso 14 October: The Viking Myth

Thurso 8 October: Rethinking the Picts - the voice of ancient science

Thurso 7 October: The Science of the Neolithic

Castletown 5 September: The Runaway Universe

Dunbeath 1 November: The Iron Men of Dunbeath..
04 November 2010

Howie Firth spoke on ‘The Iron Men of Dunbeath’ – a search for the nature of the broch builders and their times. He described the challenges of developing iron technology, its social and economic consequences, and the way in which various disciplines can be brought together to provide clues to the building of the massive round broch towers around the north and west of Scotland, including the group along the Dunbeath Water. The talk, hosted by Dunbeath Preservation Trust, took place in Dunbeath Heritage Centre and attracted 25 people, several of whom came from up to 30 miles away, and generated much lively discussion, on topics such as the links between brochs and roundhouses.

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