Thursday, 08 November 2018 at 12:00PM
Cairndale Hotel, English Street, Dumfries DG1 2PF, UK
The Galloway Viking Hoard is Scotland's most significant treasure trove find in over a century. In 2014 a metal detecting enthusiast unearthed in a field what has been described as 'one of the most significant finds of its kind ever made in Scotland'. The artefacts, thought to have been buried between the mid-ninth and 10th century, include rare gold and silver items, a unique enamelled cross and a metal vessel containing more artefacts.
Following display at the National Museum of Scotland, which will be the Hoard's permanent home, it will be seen in an exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries on display for nine months from December 2020 to August 2021. A 'significant and representative portion' of the Hoard will then be displayed long term at Kirkcudbright, with the rest being on display in Edinburgh at the National Museum. This follows a hard fought battle for the Hoard to be displayed locally in Dumfries and Galloway.
Andrew Nicholson, Dumfries and Galloway Archaeologist, who has been involved since the early days of the discovery, will share his knowledge and insights into this fascinating story.