Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (S.W.A.C.S.)
You may have seen our upcoming event pop up so here are the details;
John Borland is very kindly giving a talk which he's titled "What can the images of armed nobles on Pictish sculpture tell us about their warrior society?" and here is the brief;
From the Annals of Ulster to the writing of Bede, the historical record tells us that the Picts waged war with the Scots, the Britons, the Angles, the Norse and often among themselves. Images of armed Pictish nobles adorn many sculptures and although they relate more often to the pursuit of hunting, they give a good indication of what a Pictish warrior looked like. Other sculptures depict hand-to-hand combat and even armies on the move and a few actually depict battle.
This paper was first delivered to the Society for Church Archaeology conference in 2018, the theme of which was The Commemoration of War to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.
The talk will be held at the Terras Hall and you can follow the event through the page or on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/images-of-warriors-and-war-on-pictish-sculpture-tickets-92734241613) for tickets. (Due to space at the hall we do have to limit the amount of visitors)