Discover the buried secrets of Inverness

A free talk to find out about recent archaeological discoveries in Inverness has been organised by the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project at the Town House, 24th April.

As part of its work to create a greater understanding and appreciation of the history of Inverness, the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project (ITHP) has invited Mary Peteranna of AOC Archaeology to share the archaeological history of the Highland capital.

Mary is an experienced field archaeologist and consultant, having directed numerous field projects for infrastructure, forestry, housing and renewable energy development across the Highlands – including recent excavations on the route of the Inverness West Link Road and at Torvean Golf Course. She also undertook excavation at Craig Phadrig hillfort and managed the archaeological works associated with the River Ness flood alleviation scheme. Mary is well-known in the area as a director of the Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project.

Mary will discuss the context of Inverness’ overall archaeological picture with highlights of recent projects including multiperiod prehistoric sites at Torvean, Canal Park and Beechwood in Inverness and the Bronze Age cemetery in Drumnadrochit.

Speaking about the event, Mary said: “There is so much new research material to look at for Inverness archaeology off the back of new research and new development work in the past decades.  I’m really looking forward to sharing new information and looking at the archaeology of the area as a whole.”

The event takes place from 2-3 pm on 24th April at the Inverness Town House and is free to attend. It can be booked via Eventbrite:

24 Apr 2019