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.
About Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland
Sorry, but this event has been and gone!
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.
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Landing in Paradise: The Vikings in Scotland are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.
Other Events at Lauriston Castle
Talks and Lectures Events you might like...
22nd December 2018
McDonald Road Library, Edinburgh East
Discover the real origin and meaning of Christmas, and its wide presence in the different cultures and religions worldwide with the AGEAC on Saturday 22nd December in McDonald Road Library.
5th January 2019
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh South
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh.
10th January 2019
Cafe de la Poste, Edinburgh South
Café scientifique français d’Écosse is hosting an open evening to discuss, in French, the latest developments in scientific research with researchers on 10th January at Cafe de la Poste.
History Events you might like...
16th December 2018
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
18th December 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Find out the part Grenadiers would play in the history of Edinburgh Castle and the eventual defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.
Find other events in Edinburgh
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club!
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
Advertise With Us
Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!
Click here to find out more »