Discovery Session - Walking Through History: The Orkneys

Date: 3 March 2020
Start Time: 6.00 pm
End Time: 7.30 pm
Venue Details:

Woodvale Library

5 Trappers Drive,


Map and Directions

The extensive archaeological remains on the Orkney Islands give a unique insight into this group of islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland. Dating back around 5000 years to the Neolithic period many of the sites have been extensively excavated. The more recent history includes the naval defences at Scapa Flow. Scapa Flow played an important part in WWI as the base for the British Grand Fleet and in WWII the Churchill Barriers were erected as a major defence against the German naval attack.

Dr Pam Lynch has a fascination for all UK history and archaeology and has taken part in an archaeological dig on a Roman Palace site in the south of England. In May 2018 she visited the Orkney Islands and its historical sites, intrigued by its extensive remains and the insight they give into an ancient society.

Come along and let her lead you through the extensive history of this group of islands and wonder at the creation of some of its unique monuments and the people who left them behind.

Cost $5.00. Book and pay online.

For further information on this event please call the City on 9400 4751.

Please note, the presentation will run for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments.

Registration for this event is now closed.