November lecture at Pictavia

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The November lecture in the 2013/2014 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin on Friday, (November 15).

The title of the lecture is ‘Rediscovering landscapes of the 1st millennium AD in South Uist’, which will be delivered by George Geddes.

The settlements of the wild east coast of South Uist were mostly abandoned in the 20th century, but there is significant evidence of a major settlement in the later Iron Age, important parts of which have recently been rediscovered.

George was born in Inverness and studied in Edinburgh and York with a focus on brochs and vernacular architecture. He worked in the private sector as a building surveyor then on St Kilda for the National Trust for Scotland and now for five years as an archaeological investigator at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) on projects in Bute, Uist, North Rona, Lewis and elsewhere. Doors open at 7 p.m.