First Pictish Arts lecture of new season

The first lecture in the 2011/2012 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin, by Dr Gordon Noble on Friday, October 21.

Dr Noble has undertaken landscape research and directed field projects across Scotland.

He has worked on a wide range of landscapes and archaeology projects from the Neolithic to Medieval periods.

He is director and co-founder of Strathearn & Royal Forteviot (SERF), a successful archaeological project researching the prehistoric and early historic landscape at Forteviot, a site that became one of Scotland’s early royal centres.

He also co-directs the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project (REAP) which is investigating the context of an important group of Pictish symbol stones in Aberdeenshire.

The title of Dr Noble’s talk is: Discovering Cé: Rhynie, an Undocumented Pictish Power Centre of the 5th-6th Centuries AD.

Doors open at Pictavia at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before and after the talk.

The talk is free to members and £2.50 to non-members.A warm welcome is assured.