The Archaeology of the Western Isles I: The Inner Isles and the Western Seabord

sound of Iona

The Sound of Iona looking towards Skye. The monastery to the left, the quarries and standing stones to the right 

Birgitta Hoffmann

The West Coast of Scotland with its many island and inlets is a deeply maritime landscape, where over thousands of years the main links were on water rather than on land, with little interest in the Eastern and inland parts of Scotland.

This day school looks at the varied archaeology and long traditions that evolved in the islands from the Neolithic beginning with Shell Middens, to Iron Age Roundhouses and Brochs, to the many early Christian monastery sites (Iona) and complex mixed culture of the Viking period of the Gall Gallimh to medieval attempts to control the area by fortifying the main sea routes and harbours, such as Duart Castle at the Sound of Mull.

Dayschool: Friday, 30 September 2016  Time: 11am– 4pm.

Wilmslow Parish Hall
Cliff Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4AA 

Please note: The car park is a pay and display car park (£2).

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£32 £28* 9 35

*£28, if booked before 15th August, 2016.

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: phone: 0161 300 5532/07747 533 070