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27 February 2005
Perthshire Archaeology Week events unveiled

Perthshire (Scotland) boasts a wealth of prehistoric monuments, the legacy of Roman occupation, ancient burgh towns, picturesque castles and long-abandoned hidden settlements and a nine-day programme of events - set to start on May 28 and run until June 5 - should offer a little insight into each. A host of opportunities will be presented to those with an interest in the past including excavations, exhibitions, walks and talks. The programme of Pertshire Archaeology Week will take participants on a journey of discovery through prehistoric, Roman and medieval Scotland, touching on Arthurian legend, Pictish sculpture, Celtic missionaries and Shakespeare on the way. Over 30 events will take place throughout the area at venues including the Scottish Crannog Centre and Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
     While visits are free of charge, they must be booked and anyone wishing to take part can contact David Strachan at Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust on 01738 477080. As a forerunner, and to whet the appetite, the Scottish Archaeology Fair takes place in Perth City Hall on April 30. The free event will feature over 30 local and national organisations, all presenting hands on activities, displays and exhibits about local history, archaeology and heritage resources. A Perthshire Archaeology Week leaflet containing full programme details will also be available shortly from all Perthshire tourist information centres or by calling 01738 450600. Details can already be found online by visiting www.perthshire.co.uk/archaeologyweek.

Source: The Courier (21 February 2005)

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