| 7 September 2008
Walks will 'unearth Scotland's hidden past'
Archaeology Month is being marked across the north-east of Scotland over the coming weeks with events retracing the footsteps of the area's earliest inhabitants. On Saturday, September 13, and again on Sunday, September 21, Formartine rangers will be hosting a Timeline event giving local people a chance to see the tools used by early residents of the area. The talk will range from the Paleolithic to Iron Ages, tracing the development of ancient settlements. On September 13, the venue will be Ellon library from 10.30am-11.45am. The event on September 21 will be held in the Beaton Hall, Methlick, from 2-4pm, with the help of Methlick Heritage Centre and Aberdeenshire Council's Museums on the Move team.
People are invited to take along local finds.
Formartine rangers will also be leading a Time Trek from 11am-4pm on Sunday, September 14. The outing will start at Newburgh bridge car park and take in ancient sites across Forvie Nature Reserve. Walkers will visit prehistoric locations and a lost mediaeval church, as well as hearing the story of the Wicked Priest of Forvie. Places on all the events must be booked on 01358 726417 or 07786 021780.
Source: The Press and Journal (5 September 2008)
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