Caithness and Sutherland have a rich a varied wildlife, with the lack of intensive farming we find in other areas of our country we are a haven for otherwise rare breeds of birds, insects and mammals
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Booking is now available, press the link to book your place today! The cost for three days is £83.59. For payment by cheque, it is £80 made out to Northstone 58 Stonefest. Post to White Cottage, Greenland Mains, Castletown, Caithness. KW14 8SX There is some discounted accommodation available, direct message us for details. Itinerary Thursday 11th August.booknow-blue Informal Evening Social in Ferry Inn, Scrabster. Friday 12th August 9am meet on site at Thurso Riverside upstream of the main road bridge. Parking is limited. Housekeeping and Health and Safety Briefing. Start building the drystone feature. Size is according to number of people Refreshments at 11am, lunch of soup and sandwiches at 1pm – 1.30 . Refreshments available.all afternoon. Finished by 4.15 pm. Formal welcome and Guest Speaker’s lectures in Caithness Horizons 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Refreshments available. View Pictish Standing stones in foyer. Nonfestival goers admission to Lectures , £4. Informal get together in Popeye’s Bar, Scrabster later. There is bar food, lounge and restaurant there. Saturday 13th 9am. Meet at Riverside. Briefing. Continue building stone feature. Other activities for children adjacent to building area and also displays. Refreshments 11am, Lunch 1pm – 1.30 pm. Refreshments available.all afternoon. Finished by 4.15 Travel to Castlehill Heritage Centre , Castletown. ( Left at the shop. ) . Car share is preferred but there is ample parking available. 4.30 pm. The museum is open, as is the Drystone garden. Tea and sandwiches available. Brief Talk on the history of the Flagstone Works there and the harbour. Tour of stone harbour. Coastal rowing skiffs available for some rowing experience and a view of the outside harbour walls. Return to Thurso after 6.30 pm. . Traditional music open mic night in Popeyes Bar, Scrabster. Local musicians and visitors. Join in ! Sunday 14th 9am meet at riverside . Briefing. Finish feature if necessary . Refreshments available. Move to RSPB Dunnet Head when finished feature. Car sharing is recommended. Ample parking available.