Many thanks to our guest speakers.
April Miranda Aldhouse-Green Bog Bodies: Ancient murder, punishment or sacrifice
March Anita Quye -Textiles.
Feb. Richard Jones -Minoan Art
Jan .Bryan and Joy Temple - Reconstruction of Guedelon Castle, France
Dec. Murry Cook New evidence from Scotland's Vitrified Forts a burning issue !
Nov.Carole Hough - Place Names
Oct Geoffrey Stell - Defending the Clyde 1914-15 , with Helensburgh Heritage
Sept 2016 AGM plus Three 15 min. talks by members.
Fiona Baker. "Boutcher's Bank- the Genesis of Helensburgh."
A great talk on formal planned landscapes and the alignments to Helensburgh street plans and maps. Opportunities for field surveying and recording the influence of Boutchers banks. Volunteers or any one interested please get in touch direct or through the website.
December Fiona Jackson and Sue Furness Hidden heritage at Arrochar.
"Trowels and Tea Towels."
November Dr Alex Hale "Can understanding be a force for social change?"
Fantastic talk on how groups like NCAS integrate within the community and encourage exploration. All forward and engage in our community.
October "Purple dye, whelks, and clues from Anglo-Saxon England."
Dr Carole Biggam gave a wonderful talk on a subject every one found fascinating. Fabulous tales of purple dye, language and a trade in fabric. We are now keeping our eyes wide open for whelk shells.
NCAS First Annual General Meeting
Sunday August 24th 2014 Excursion to Loch Tay area
Moirlanich Longhouse Killin
Moirlanich is a Grade ‘A’ listed building saved by the national Trust for Scotland and is a rare survivor of a Scottish longhouse where people and animals lived side by side in the same building. Displays and experience a lifestyle in a highland cottage which changed little from the 17th century to 1968.
Crannog at Kenmore
Re construction at Kenmore experience life in the Iron Age on a loch dwelling. Demonstrations, displays an gift shop complete the experience.
Stone circle at Croft Moraig near Kenmore
Croft Moraig is beside the main road and here you will see a stone circle which evolved over time where both the sun and moon were observed.
Fortingall is famous for its ancient yew tree but there is much, much more to see at the church and nearby stone circles.
Stone circles at Fortingall