According to many anthropologists, this is no such thing as primitive man, just primitive conditions. The Picts were a warrior tribe of Celts, living in the North of Scotland between AD 300 and 800, and although times were different, these people knew then what we know now, Rhynie (“a very royal place”) was and is a special place. Dr. Gordon Noble, senior lecturer from the University of Aberdeen and his team, head back to Rhynie this summer to continue explorations in the area that are revealing that indeed the village was once a Pictish kingdom. Daisy Williamson will be running a Pop-Up Pictish Coffee Shop during the dig, June 30th-July 6th, in “Fourteen”, in the square in Rhynie. Visitors can come and enjoy some wholesome Pictish themed delicacies and delicious coffee, have a tour of the dig site, meet the archaeologists, and see any recent artifacts. People can engage in planned events like Debbi Beeson’s museum / art project, a Pictish ceilidh, craft workshops, an iron forge display, and various community projects (to be announced soon.) Come and reconnect with your Pictish ancestors, and eat some cake too.
Name of Organisation – Rhynie Woman
Title of Project – Pictish Cafe
Amount Awarded – £1,000
Date of Event – June 30th – July 6th 2013