The Pictish Arts Society
The Pictish Arts Society was founded in 1988.
It is the purpose of the PAS to raise public awareness of the Pictish stones, history and culture and to encourage various arts inspired by Pictish design.
Membership is open to one and all from across the globe for anyone who has an interest in the Pictish stones and arts.
All photos by Bob Henery, Strathclyde University or David McGovern
The Northern Picts
PAS Annual Conference
7th to the 9th of October 2016
Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX
Friday 7th October
Private visit to Inverness Museum
An opportunity for conference delegates to mingle and enjoy exclusive access to Inverness Museum’s fine collection of Pictish sculpture.
Advance booking only
Saturday 8th October
Conference & AGM
09.00-09.40 Registration (with tea/coffee)
09.50-10.30 Candy Hatherly: Atlantic roundhouses and the later prehistoric archaeology of the Moray Firthlands
10.30-11.00 Juliette Mitchell: The early medieval barrow cemeteries of Scotland: Movement, Placement, Architecture & Chronology
11.30-12.10 Daniel MacLean: Fragments of Significance: Identifying high status settlement in Northern Pictland
12.10-12.50 Matt Richie: The Picts: a learning resource. Place-based learning and Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy
12.50-14.00 Lunch (and a chance to look at the Knocknagael Pictish symbol stone)
14.00-14.40 Gordon Noble: The Northern Picts Project: Latest Progress and Results
14.40-15.20 David Anderson & Leanne Demay: Ploughs, Pictish Stones & Port: Excavations at Dandaleith 2014
15.20-16.00 Cait McCullagh: The Cross across the Firthlands and the making of a Kingdom: Finding Fortriu in the Cross Slabs of Northern Pictland
16.00-16.10 Closing remarks
Sunday 9th October
PAS Conference Field Trip
Departing from Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness IV3 5NX at 09.30, returning there c17.00.
A chance for delegates to visit Groam House Museum and a selection of Pictish stones north of Inverness, including some in private ownership not normally open to the public. Delegates are advised to bring appropriate footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch. Participation in the field trip is by coach only and spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.