Dr Martin Goldber, Principal Curator of Medieval Archaeology and History, National Museums of Scotland describes the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Buried at the beginning of the 10th century, the collection lay undisturbed for a thousand years before being unearthed by a metal detectorist in Galloway in September 2014. It includes silver jewellery and ingots and contains an unparalleled range of precious metal and jewelled items, a unique gold bird-shaped pin and the only complete lidded vessel ever discovered in Britain and Ireland.
This Halkett Hendrie Memorial Lecture is presented jointly with Peebles Archaeology Society
The Hard Road to EverestDate: 14/05/2019Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £13, £6 for under 15s Doug Scott scaled Everest in 1975 and went on to be one of the world's greatest mountaineers. Hear his story.