The Brooch of Lorn exhibition is at Kilmartin House Museum.
The Lords of Lorn, as the first chiefs of the Clan MacDougall were known, were very powerful. This iconic jewel symbolises the height of their power in the 13th and 14th centuries; and the moment they came close to changing the course of Scottish history.
The exhibition tells the Brooch of Lorn’s fascinating history and displays a replica that was commissioned by MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust in 2006.
Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no guided walk on the 24th October. There will however, be a walk on 31st October. This will be the last guided walk of the season, in a series where the museum’s dedicated volunteers have made these guided walks possible and successful.
Halloween frights and fancies
In a joint event between the Forestry Commission and Kilmartin House Museum, Achnabreac Forest Park – on the 26th October – will see allcomers join in the Halloween fun (7 pm-9 pm).
There will be a Scary Trail, Lucky Dip, Ghostly Games, Face Painting, Spooky Wood Cookies and lots more.
The trail is suitable for all fitness levels and is wheelchair and pram friendly. Get into fancy dress and bring a torch. Directions: follow the A816 out of Lochgilphead for approximately 1 mile until you see the signs to turn right onto the Forestry road to Achnabreac.
All activities are free. Please note all children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Kilmartin House Christmas Craft Fair
The 2012 Craft Fair will be on the 1st and 2nd December – with more stalls than ever before and some exciting activities. The museum will welcome familiar and new visitors to this event.
Check the Kilmartin House Museum website here for details of all these events – or phone 01546 510278.