A date for the diary ~ Scotland with the Silent Eye, September 2020

On the trail of the Picts (plus optional Orkney extension)

North of Inverness, Scotland

11th – 13th September, 2020

The Picts were a mysterious race who settled in the north-east of Scotland and flourished between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. They were a peaceful peoples who fished and farmed and created astonishing art. They suffered frequent Viking raids and their eventual disappearance may have been due to eradication or simply blending in with the broader Scottish tribes, as their culture dissipated.

Our weekend will examine their cultural and artistic legacy by following the established ‘Pictish Trail‘ created by Historic Scotland.

This part of Scotland is only a short distance from the north Scottish coast, from which ferries are available to Shetland and Orkney. A group of us will be continuing to Orkney for a few days. You are invited to join us as an extension to the Pictish Trail weekend, but this is optional.

We will be based in one of the small towns north of Inverness. More details will be published as we firm up the itinerary.

Contact us at Rivingtide@gmail.com for more details. Click below to
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8 thoughts on “A date for the diary ~ Scotland with the Silent Eye, September 2020

  1. Thank you for making these treks available for the armchair adventurer as well as those who can get there in person. I always feel as though I have been there, for you all do such a great job of making the trips real and in-depth. It is truly appreciated. These have been some of the most joyous years of my life despite the challenges I am dealing with at home, for I have had such a wonderful opportunity to learn fully the history of the greater part of your world in ways I cannot imagine I would have been able to in any other course of study. Thank you one and all.

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