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Thumbs Up To The OAS!

By Bernie Bell

I was pleased to see that the Orkney Archaeology Society is holding its Annual General Meeting by Zoom – not following the trend to pretend that Covid has gone away – which it most certainly has not.

The AGM is on Thursday the 26th of May  at 7pm and the projected time for the following talk by Martin Carruthers – ‘People of the Broch: Excavating an Iron Age Community at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay’ – is 7.30pm. All are welcome – no need to be a member of OAS. And…….IT’S FREE!!!

To attend you need book a ticket via eventbrite on this link…..   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/orkney-archaeology-society-agm-and-talk-by-marti-tickets-301499131017

It then occurred to me that by doing this the OAS will lose a fundraising opportunity.  There is no charge for the ‘live’ OAS talks, but donations are very much appreciated.  Also – this is Orkney – so they always have a raffle!

By being good guys, they could be losing out on income – which is very much needed.  So, Mike and I decided to donate anyway, and here I am with my begging bowl, asking readers of The Orkney News if they would like to donate to OAS to help archaeology, and support the good guys! https://shop.orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk/donation-oas/

It was good to see an example of an organization being sensible and considerate – though one of the things we’ve missed over the last two years is the OAS talks. We’d get into town early, have a quick meal at the Chinese restaurant on Junction Road, and go on to the OAS talk.  Maybe……one day….’appen we will again – and I’ll write about it for TON!

Here’s one I made earlier….

In fact, I think that was the last one we went to before Covid hit.  Another hole in the fabric of our lives…..

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