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Next meeting 27th May 2014, in Forfar Community Church at 7 p.m.

To investigate, promote and preserve the history, spiritual roots and heritage of Dunnichen and the surrounding district.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gravestone Survey

Dunnichen Heritage Society will work with Tay Valley Family History Society to record the gravestones of Dunnichen Churchyard. Members should meet at the church on Saturday 10th May at 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. and Sunday 11th May from 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Bring a picnic, suncream, umberella, chair and all necessary items for sitting outside.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Study of the Cemetery

Thursday, 20th March 2008, 9.30 am
Mr Murray Nicoll of the Tay Valley Family History Society will meet with members to discuss recording features of the graveyard at Dunnichen Church. Please meet at the chuch gates at 9.30 am if you are interested.

Talk by Ms Lisa Simmons

Tuesday, 27th May, 2008 at 7.00 pm.
The Battle of Dunnichen and the Picts
Ms Lisa Simmons will talk about the Battle of Dunnichen and the Picts. After this she will be pleased to chat informally and answer questions over coffee. Business will be conducted between 7.00 and 7.30 pm when members will be updated on the current situation regarding closure of Dunnichen Church. Non-members are very welcome. Membership is £10 for one year, non-members £3.50 per meeting.

St Causnan's Fair

The Heritage Society hosted the St Causnan's toy fair in Dunnichen Church on Saturday 8th March. Traditional fairs were held here on or around St Causnan's day. By the 18th century these had become 'toy' fairs, when no cattle, horses or grain were sold. We used the 'toy' theme to run workshops in making puppets, peg dolls and balloon models. Gingerbread 'fairings' were sold, a film of children's games was shown and a selection of non-electronic toys was available for children to play with.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Talk by Mr David Henry of Pinkfoot Press

'Dunnichen Hillfort - Myth or Reality'
Mr David Henry is to talk to the Heritage Society on Tuesday 26th February, 2008, at 7.00 p.m. in Dunnichen Church. All are welcome to attend. Tea or coffee will be provided. Annual membership of the Society has been set at £10. Please note, there are no street lights at Dunnichen and it is advisable to bring a torch to illuminate your path!