A fascinating insight into the Tarbat Peninsula for the Pictish Arts Society


The Pictish Arts Society will continue its 2013/14 season with a lecture on ‘Investigating the Tarbat Peninsula’ by Candy Hatherley.

Pictavia, near Brechin, will be the location for Candy’s talk on Friday, October 18.

Candy has worked as a field archaeologist since graduating from the University of York in 1996.

She has worked throughout the UK, excavating a wide variety of sites from Bronze Age jetties in Southampton to the 19th century prison exercise yards in Perth.

Notably she has directed large-scale excavations on prehistoric landscapes in the Fens, a post-medieval glassworks in Glasgow and a 19th century pottery factory in Rutherglen.

She has also worked on a wide variety of research and community projects including the Pictish monastery at Portmahomack, Easter Ross, Tell Edfu in Egypt and the Bishop’s residence in Skalholt, Iceland.

In 2009, Candy joined Historic Scotland as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments where she dealt with all aspects of Scottish Government Heritage policies and legislation.

In 2011 she left the Scottish Government to take up the post of Senior Consultant at Wessex Archaeology in Edinburgh.

Since October 2012 she has been undertaking a PhD at the University of Aberdeen looking at the evolution of high status secular architecture in the Kingdom of Fortrui.

The first stage of this research is focusing on the Tarbat Peninsula, investigating enclosed settlements through survey and excavation.

Doors open at Pictavia at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.

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

The talks are free to members and £2.50 to non-members.

Look out for more lecture news in the coming weeks.