Welcome home Rhynie Man – The Rhynie Gala

This weekend, although wet and cold, was the annual Rhynie Gala.  Rhynie Man put in an appearance and so did the talented people of Rhynie.  Here are some behind the scenes photos of making the mementos for #Rhynie15 big dig starting this week and a few photos from the event.

I’ve been ably assisted by Anne and Rachel this week to make some lovely mementos which will be on sale at the Rhynie Gala and Open Days.  Rachel is a soon to be fourth year Anthropology student at the University of Aberdeen.  Apparently students are stereotyped as being lazy and unmotivated, well not this one!  Over the past few months, amongst other things, she has been volunteering with Rhynie Woman and me over the summer and is interested in how a community’s landscape can influence cultural activities.  I think she’s come to a very good place to use as a case study and Anne and Rhynie Woman appreciate all her help and enthusiasm.

Lovely day although it was very wet, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the hill climb and the other activities around the Market Stance.

There are still a number of events happening with the dig over the next few weeks, keep up to date with the event listings here.


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Welcome home Rhynie Man – The Rhynie Gala

Planning for the Gala

It has been a busy couple of days in one way or another.  But this afternoon was beautifully warm and sunny and Rhynie was at its best.  Hopefully it will be like this a week on Saturday (15th August) when we welcome the archaeologists to Rhynie at the Rhynie Gala.  Exciting discussions were taking place regarding face painting, story telling, camping, selfie opportunities, pizza ovens, foraging, routes from Aberdeen and Rhynie, walking and a chance to find out about Rhynie Man and Rhynie Woman!

Looking forward to meeting you all, who’s coming along?

A pressie for Rhynie Woman, do you think she'll like it?
A pressie for Rhynie Woman, do you think she’ll like it?
Planning for the Gala