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Industrial Archaeology Conference

Friday 22 June 2018 to Wednesday 27 June 2018

Wick, Caithness

General interest, Enthusiast, Professional
Least technical
A view of Sandside Harbour in Caithness looking out towards the sea

This industrial archaeology conference includes talks, tours and site visits in and around Caithness, with options starting and finishing in Inverness and a day in Orkney.  

Explore the exciting world of industrial archaeology in a part of Scotland noted for its geology, vernacular buildings, fishing stations and for the transformational presence of Dounreay and modern engineering firms.  

Book for as many days as you wish and arrange your own accommodation. 

This conference is a partnership between Historic Environment Scotland, the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society and the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group and includes speakers from Tekniska museet, National Museum of Science and Technology.

An exciting exhibition

To coincide with the conference, an exciting exhibition is being hosted at Caithness Horizons. From fishing piers to nuclear fission, from water mills to improvement towns, via waterworks and pavement quarries, the exhibition shows much of the industrial heritage of Caithness. 

The exhibition displays the many trades, buildings and places and associated with industries of the north-most county of mainland Scotland. Wick was the Herringopolis of Europe, along with other coastal communities like Lybster and Keiss. Thurso produced the world’s best sandstone pavements. Corn mills stand out in the landscape although none now grind corn. 

Booking: To view the full range of prices per conference day and supplementary activities, please click the 'Book now' button below for more information. There are member discount codes and prices for individual activities. 

Additional information: Please advise of any dietary or access requirements in advance. 

Download the full programme

Download the programme for Saturday 23 June

Select from 6 available dates until Wed 27 Jun 2018

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)