Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

Archaeological consultant Olwyn Owen will explore what happened when the Vikings came to Scotland and also the rich cultural legacy they left behind.

Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

About Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland

The Viking period saw a great outpouring of people from the Scandinavian homelands as Vikings roamed far to the east, south and west in their magnificent ships. In this lecture, Olwyn Owen will explore what happened when they came to Scotland - especially the Northern Isles. They left behind them a rich cultural legacy, including a wide range of archaeological evidence, but it was in the north that their influence endured. Even today, the traveller to Orkney and Shetland enters a Scandinavian Scotland.

Olwyn Owen is an archaeological consultant, specialising in the Viking period, who has excavated widely in Scotland and Scandinavia and published numerous books and papers. Previously, she had a long career in a range of heritage management roles in Historic Environment Scotland, most recently as Head of Scheduling, Marine and Battlefields. She is currently a Trustee of Archaeology Scotland, amongst other voluntary roles.

All events in our lecture series include an opportunity to meet the guest lecturer, coffee and cakes and a special tour of the Castle.

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