Friday, 17 October 2008

Clava Cairns





We (me, A and Granny) went to a brilliant event today - part of the Highland Archaeology Festival - led by 'Dr Indiana Bones': The Magic and Mystery of Clava_Cairns.

Lots of interesting information about this Bronze Age burial site, some of it delivered by characters from that time! My favourite was the barefoot Shaman (he must have been freezing - we all had coats, gloves, scarves, woolly hats etc). There were five different 'activities', and in groups of about 10 we spent around 20 minutes at each one, which worked really well as there were all ages present.

We three thoroughly enjoyed it all. Afterwards we went off to the cafe at the Culloden_Visitor_Centre to warm up. I love it there as they have a variety of vegan cakes and biscuits - a real treat for me, as at most places I'm sitting with my black coffee watching everyone else stuff their faces with cake!

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Lovely photographs!

Dawny said...

amazing pics, imagine if any of those stones could tell their story . . . .

Debs said...

Wow, I'd never heard of this place, it looks amazing - must try to visit sometime! :)