Stags, Saints & Skulls: The Secrets of Galloway’s Caves

From ancient carvings to Covenanters and even ex-clowns, it’s more than just spiders that have been lurking in the caves of Galloway’s coast. This online talk will explore their surprisingly varied history, one that stretches back several millennia.
Interested in art? Archaeologists David Devereux and John Pickin will start off the evening by telling us about the ancient carvings found in Torrs Cave, a complex site with archaeology going back at least 2,000 years.
Need somewhere to hold that sacred ritual? Council Archaeologist Andrew Nicholson will then take us on a hunt through some of the more notable and at times, weirder, archaeological discoveries found in Galloway’s caves.
Or maybe you’re looking for a particularly extreme Airbnb experience? The Solway Firth Partnership’s Nic Coombey will end by examining the more recent history of the caves as homes and hideouts, as well as the folklore that has developed around them.

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