Rulers and Raiders: Celts and Vikings in Central Scotland

A five-day event where you can explore the culture and society of the Celtic and Norse peoples that helped shape central Scotland.

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UHI Perth, Crieff Road, Perth

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The Govan sarcophagus, viewed from the side, showing intricate carvings.
Early medieval sarcophagus with carvings, Govan Stones Museum. Photo credit S. McLeod

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The Institute for Northern Studies invites you to join us in following in the footsteps of Celts and Vikings in central Scotland. In this summer course you will learn how the culture and society of the Celtic and Norse peoples helped shape central Scotland. You will visit important sites where you can see the sites of battles and raids, the incredible sculpture created by early medieval stonemasons, important ecclesiastical sites, and places where kings were inaugurated and exercised their power. You will take part in daily lectures and join in the excursions with our engaging team of experts who will bring these places to life. This is your chance to discover the stories of the Celts and Vikings, explore fascinating places and meet new people. On the Friday evening, a ceilidh will let you experience today’s modern Scottish culture first hand.

Event costs: The non-residential rate is £600 which includes lunches, bus travel, site entry fees and the ceilidh on the last night. The residential option has been fully booked.

A programme of events can be found here Rulers and Raiders Programme

This event will be based in Perth. For further information or queries please contact us at Booking link below.

Please note: Monday is reserved for arrivals & check-in with an introductory lecture in the evening. Saturday is reserved for check-out and departures.



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