Excavations at Torrs Hill-fort in 2016

When & Where

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Parish Church Hall, St Mary St, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4DN

Event Details

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. The main discovery previously had been a fine example of a Celtic pony cap.

The Torrs pony cap is a masterpiece of 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.

Image of the Pony Cap by kind permission of National Museum of Scotland.

At the AGM, any member of the Society is welcome to stand for the committee. There are vacancies so please consider joining. Also, members have the opportunity to suggest topics for next year’s programme. There will be clip boards going round for these topics. If you have a suggested speaker, even better.


Helen Bowick


Members free, Visitors £3

Event Location

Parish Church Hall
St Mary St


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