Pictavia -The land of the Picts
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The Picts get their name from the Romans, who called them Picti - meaning "The Painted People" in Latin.

Angus Pictish Trail Guide

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Pictish Arts Society December Lecture

The third lecture in the 2012/2013 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin, by Murray Cook on Friday 14 December.

Murray’s talk will be entitled A new look at the activities of Pictish Potentates: the Hillforts of Strathdon.

Murray Cook MA, MIFA, FSA Scot, Tech TOSH graduated from Edinburgh University Archaeology Department in 1995 and has spent 13 years undertaking rescue and research excavation in and around Kintore, Aberdeenshire. This work has included the excavation of the Roman marching camp at Kintore, c 60 unenclosed roundhouses, and eight enclosures and hillforts, all of which forms the core of his intended PhD.

Murray currently divides his time between Stirling Council (where he is the Archaeology Officer), Oxford Archaeology North (where he is a Senior Project Manager) and Rampart Scotland of which he is the co-Director and founder. Other research interests include hillforts in East Lothian and public archaeology in Stirling. He is the author of several publications.

Doors open at Pictavia at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before and after the talk. The talk is free to members and £2.50 to non-members.