Kirkcudbright History Society AGM & Excavations at Torrs hill-fort

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14/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Parish Church Hall
Members free, Visitors £3
Helen Bowick
01557 330193
Photo © National Museums Scotland

“Excavations at Torrs hill-fort, Castle Douglas in 2016”

– Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland)

The final meeting of the Society will be the AGM followed by a presentation by Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland, on excavations at Torrs, Castle Douglas. Where the main discovery previously had been a fine example of a Celtic pony cap. The Torrs pony cap is a masterpiece of early Celtic art. It was found near Castle Douglas in the early 19th century, but recent work on the object, in the archives and in the field has revealed fascinating new stories about it. The talk will explore the background to this internationally important find, its varied history (including a spell in the hands of Sir Walter Scott), and the results of excavations in 2016 around the find spot.