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November Lecture: ‘Culduthel: An Iron Age craftworking centre in North-East Scotland’

8th November 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society, which will take place both in the NMS auditorium and online. However, it may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events.

Dr Candy Hatherley will present on the Iron Age craftworking site of Culduthel, which was identified near Inverness in 2005. The results of this excavation have now been published and reveal a vivid picture of an Iron Age community engaged in developed and sustained production of iron, bronze and glass objects between the late First Millennium BC and early First Millennium AD. Dr Candy Hatherley will take us on a tour of the site and discuss what Culduthel means for Iron Age studies in Scotland and beyond.

You can also find the recently published book on Culduthel by both Dr Candy Hatherley and Ross Murray within our online shop. For the 8th and 9th of November use the discount code culduthel2021 to get free P&P.

Lecturer: Dr Candy Hatherley BA (Hons) PhD MCIfA FSAScot

Dr Candy Hatherley is an archaeologist with over 25 years of experience of excavation and research in Scotland and throughout the UK. Her research interests centre on later prehistoric settlement and the evolution of domestic stone architecture in north-east Scotland. She is currently a Project Manager at Headland Archaeology.

November Lecture Registration



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Please arrive and enter via the Lothian Street entrance to the Museum for the Society lectures taking place.

Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.

There is an induction loop in the Museum auditorium.

The auditorium is supplied by a separate AHU and it supplies fresh air in the correct proportions by monitoring the CO2 PPM.

More information on accessibility available here.


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  • We request that attendees take a COVID-19 test prior to the event
  • Wear a face covering at all times indoors (unless exempt)
  • Try to maintain social distancing where possible (we will limit numbers within the auditorium to allow this)
  • Please use hand sanitising stations provided
  • Please use the check-in system when attending the event
  • Listen to further announcements by members of staff

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