Perthshire Celtic Odyssey

Perthshire Celtic Odyssey offers guided informative walks to ancient sites in our Central Scotland . Walks are tailored to our client's requirements.

For decades I've been sharing my love of ancient history with friends and acquaintances, now on popular demand we are now offering this package. We will show you the jewels in Perthshire's crown of ancient sites, including visits to Temples, Chapels, Pictish hills, caves, graves and standing stones. Each day's outing will be a unique journey of discovery with the added bonus of being part of a mag

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SO; it has been a LONG time since this page has been visible; other commissions have been ongoing and the tours were terminated; Perthshire Celtic Odyssey is NOW BACK and running. Please get in touch to discuss tours;

SO; it has been a LONG time since this page has been visible; other commissions have been ongoing and the tours were terminated; Perthshire Celtic Odyssey is NOW BACK and running. Please get in touch to discuss tours; 03/03/2020

Celtic hand bell stolen from church

I often wonder about this;; who took it; The iron and bronze bell has been in the possession of the Fortingall and Glenlyon Church for about 1,200 years. 28/02/2020

Gangs of detectorists plunder nation’s historic sites at night Criminal gangs of “nighthawk” metal detectorists are stealing the country’s history in a spate of illegal excavations at some of Britain’s most important sites, experts have claimed.Since December


Bronze Age Burials ~ Broich Rd. Crieff, Scotland

I introduce a clip from Recording Archaeology... Melanie Johnson lectures on what was found relating to burial practices at the Broich Rd site at Crieff, Sco... 10/02/2020

Why prehistoric Welsh people built so many forts on hills

our awful militarist vocabulary term them forts; I've thought for a long time these were benign settlements; high for various reasons including weather and possible floods As the Bronze Age drew to a close, the people of Wales built dozens of peculiar structures called "hillforts" – but nobody knows why 02/02/2020

The Celtic Year Wheel BELTANE, SAMHAIN AND THE CELTIC YEAR WHEEL This page explains how the Celtic Year Wheel works and why the Glastonbury Dragons have their Dragon Days on the days that we do. BELTANE AND SAMHAIN Belt… 31/01/2020

Protect the ancient Rollright Stones from road expansion The Rollright Stones have stood high on the boundary between what is now Oxfordshire and Warwickshire for more than five and a half thousand years. Today they remain an important landmark and a place of gentle pilgrimage for many people seeking both a spiritual connection with our landscape and a pl... 22/01/2020

Bedolina Map - Wikipedia

how about this for the world's ancient map; stones need to be studied they hold a wealth of information from our ancestors The Rock 1 of Bedolina, the so-called Bedolina Map, is a famous engraved prehistoric rock which is part of the Camonica valley (Alps, Italian side, Lombardy region) petroglyph complex. It is known as being one of the most ancient topographic maps,[1] interpreted as the depiction of cultivated plots,... 21/12/2019

Magic of Newgrange at winter solstice never fails to astound As sunlight hits the back of this Neolithic passage tomb every year it's as though our ancestors of 5,000 years ago are reaching out to us.


Comrie Perthshire

Today is the Winter Solstice the shortest day......


"Revealing the Cochno Stone" by Dr Kenneth Brophy

Dr Kenneth Brophy (University of Glasgow) presents a short lecture on "Revealing the Cochno Stone" at the Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP 2017) nati...


Could the mystery of the Concho Stone be solved

Could the mystery of the Concho Stone be solved? Neolithic carvings found near a Scottish housing estate to be revealed for the first time in 50 years Hidden... 15/12/2019

The Indian River drains out for the first time revealing incredible ancient secrets | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD For the first time in history, in Karnataka, India, a mix of excessive water consumption and drought has pushed the Shamala River to its limits.


Ticia Verveer - Archaeologist

Ancient wonders: five little-known archaeological sites in the UK


Ticia Verveer - Archaeologist

Wanted: History enthusiasts to work at a Highland lochside castle, a lost Pictish village and and an ancient island settlement 08/12/2019

Turkey unearths contender for world’s oldest temple | Ahval

meanwhile in Scotland we have our own treasures; the truth will set you free but you have to dig into our past to discover it Turkish archaeologists have unearthed an ancient site in the southern province of Mardin that is likely older than Göbeklitepe, recognised as the oldest temple in the world, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 07/12/2019

Newgrange, Cygnus and the Inner Birth Every year on the Winter Solstice, Ireland’s 5,200 year-old passage temple Newgrange attracts attention from around the world due to a magnificent spectacle witnessed there. At the first light of dawn on the Solstice, the inner passageway of this ancient structure in County Meath is illuminated by... 22/11/2019

Celtic woman found buried inside a TREE 'wearing fancy clothes and jewellery' after 2,200 years | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD Construction at the Kern school complex in Zurich's Aussersihl district was fairly routine — until the 2,200-year-old remains of an Iron Age Celtic woman were found entombed in a tree trunk. 19/11/2019

6,800-year-old ritual site three times bigger than Stonehenge's Sarsen Circle discovered Archaeologists say the neolithic structure was used for up to 250 years, with more features added every few dozen years. 19/11/2019

Over 140 new Nazca Lines—including strange humanoids—discovered in Peru Researchers have used AI to locate and identify 142 new geoglyphs in Nazca, Peru. 21/10/2019

Largest ever Bronze Age hoard in London discovered | Historic England The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London has been unearthed in Havering. 11/10/2019

1,000 lost ancient sites found on Scottish island

I LOVE this A cutting-edge archaeological project using innovative technology has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown archaeological sites on the Isle of Arran.


Da Vinci's Last Commission

Leonardo loved animals and was a vegetarian; it was said of him that he would not kill a flea; here is a quote of his ; If you are , as you have described yourslef, the king of animals, why do you help other animals only so that they may be able to give you their young in order to gratify your palate". He urged the adoption of a vegetable diet .. "does not nature bring forth enough simple food things to satisy your hunger?" Well said Leonardo x


Ticia Verveer - Archaeologist

1,200-year-old Pictish stone found near Dingwall


Ticia Verveer - Archaeologist

An Iron Age roundhouse, thought to be about 2,500 years old, and roman pottery have been uncovered during an archaeological dig at a coastal fort in Wales. 20/08/2019

Mysterious Underground Labyrinth in Scotland May Have Originally Been a Druid Temple The latest research at Gilmerton Cove su 20/08/2019

Female Druids, the Forgotten Priestesses of the Celts In medieval Irish legends they were called Banduri or Bandorai. Their existence was confirmed by ancient Greek and Roman writers. But who were the legendary female Druids?


Bronze Age Britons lived with 1m-long worms in their kidneys, scientists reveal

People living in houses perched on freshwater marshes were infected by intestinal worms caught from foraging for food in lakes 14/08/2019

DNA reveals origin of Stonehenge builders

though there is evidence that people migrated south from Orkney? interesting article though Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.


Scientists are trying to open a portal to a parallel universe

Does a mysterious mirror world lurk in the shadows of perceived reality? It could explain a lot 22/07/2019

The Indian River drains out for the first time revealing incredible ancient secrets | Ancient Code The Indian River drains out for the first time revealing incredible ancient secrets For the first time in history, a combination of drought and overconsumption of water have pushed the river in India, the Shamala river in Karnataka to its limits, revealing under its bank secrets that have shocked th... 21/07/2019

They’re Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More than Just Stone It doesn't take much to stimulate the human body's electro-magnetic circuitry, in fact a small change in the local environment is enough to create a change in awareness.





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