"Pictish Museum in the Scottish Highlands" - a travel Vlog from Fiona Jane

August 17, 2020

Fiona Jane headed up to the highlands to check out the Tarbat Discovery Centre. Emma learnt all about the Pictish Scots history, how Scotland became Scotland and about the historic standing stones that were carved by Pictish people thousands of years ago. Click on the details button to view the video.

Thank you to our Volunteers

June 5, 2020

Arch - Site of the Month

May 26, 2020

We are very pleased to be Site of the month in May for ARCH.

The diet of the Picts revealed in breakthrough study of skeletons

May 11, 2020

A large-scale isotopic analysis of skeletons from the Scottish Highlands has provided evidence for the first time about the diet of the Picts.

Picts in the Highlands - Podcasts

May 26, 2020

Tarbat Historic Trust are delighted to share with you three podcasts on the Northern Picts Project by Professor Gordon Noble, Professor of Archaeology and Honorary Curatorial Fellow to University Museums, University of Aberdeen.

Museum will be Closed until Further Notice

April 1, 2020

2020 Opening rescheduled

May 5, 2020

Season's Greeting from Tarbat Discovery Centre

December 16, 2019

A Happy Christmas to you all and a peaceful New Year from us all at Tarbat Discovery Centre.

Professor Gordon Noble closes the 2019 season with exciting update on Northern Picts Project. 

December 8, 2019

The Tarbat Discovery Centre’s successful 2019 lecture season came to an informative, well attended and very enjoyable close on Friday 22nd November at Portmahomack’s Carnegie Hall. The speaker was Professor Gordon Noble, Head of the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen University. He is valued supporter of the Centre.

Thank you to our funders from Tarbat Historic Trust

October 27, 2019

Tarbat Historic Trust would like to thank the Foyle Foundation for receipt of a general purposes grant of £5000. The Trust matched this with funding from Architectural Heritage Fund which enabled them to commission a detailed building survey, building maintenance plan and conservation statement. This is the required precursor to apply for further funding towards fabric repair grants.

Tarbat Burials Project - Press Coverage 03 Sept 19 to 24 Sept 2019

February 1, 2021

Ms Cecily Spall, director of FAS Heritage, has worked at the Portmahomack site over a number of years and is leading this collaborative project involving specialists in archaeological science including Dr Shirley Curtis-Summers, who will analyse five male burials thought to date to the 15th century. The project, supported by grants from Historic Environment Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, includes facial reconstruction, radiocarbon dating, stable isotope analysis to understand diet and origin, and ancient DNA analysis to understand genetic heritage and explore possible familial relationships.

Ⓒ Tarbat Discovery Centre 2020

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