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11th January The Kingdom of Man and the Isles 1000-1300AD

The Kingdom of Man and the Isles 1000-1300AD A free academic seminar in Douglas, Isle of Man will uncover recent research to unveil the Forgotten Kingdom.

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4th December Shetland Primary School Secures Funding to Build New Thing Site

Shetland Primary School Secures Funding to Build New Thing Site A new thing site is to be built in Nesting, Shetland, thanks to the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All Our Stories’ grant.

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8th November Thing Sites lead the way in Global Treasure Hunt

Thing Sites lead the way in Global Treasure Hunt The THING Project is pleased to announce the launch of the Thing Sites GeoTour, an innovative new tourism initiative linking sites in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, Highland Scotland and the Isle of Man. The tour, which has been developed with the assistance of the team over at Geocaching.com is a new and exciting way to explore our shared Viking heritage.

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7th November Destination Viking Association delegates hear about the THING Project

Destination Viking Association delegates hear about the THING Project The THING Project’s Eileen Brooke-Freeman was invited to speak about the project to members of the Destination Viking Association when they arrived in Shetland this weekend for their annual general meeting.

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27th September European Researchers' Night in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

European Researchers' Night in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands Learn more about Tórshavn's early history on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September. Meet at Østrøm, west harbour for an evening which illuminates the history of things and explores genetics and astronomy.

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6th September Day Conference and Archaeological Investigation in Dingwall.

Day Conference and Archaeological Investigation in Dingwall. On Thursday 13 September a day conference will be held in Dingwall. The purpose of the conference is to present an awareness of the outcomes of the THING International Project to an audience of representatives from local heritage groups and organisations, local councillors - Highland elected members, community councillors - and local businesses and organisations particularly those active in the tourism industry

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8th August 'Aert Fast' - a new play by Jacqueline Clark

'Aert Fast' - a new play by Jacqueline Clark The THING Project is pleased to announce the performance of 'Aert-Fast' a new play by Shetland playwright Jacqueline Clark, commissioned by Shetland Amenity Trust and inspired by historical accounts of events at a Shetland thing meeting.

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24th July Ólavsøka (St Olav's Wake) 29th July

Ólavsøka (St Olav's Wake) 29th July The Faroese national holiday Ólavsøka (St Olav’s Wake) takes place on the 29th of July each year. It marks the reopening of the Ting, or Parliament, and commemorates the death of St Olav at the battle of Stiklestad in 1030.

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23rd July Celebrations at Doomster Hill

Celebrations at Doomster Hill Doomster Hill in Govan, Scotland is being brought back to life!

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5th July Tynwald Day

Tynwald Day Tynwald Day 2012 was a huge success with thousands of people in the Isle of Man enjoying a mixture of parliamentary ritual and ceremony, family fun and homecoming.

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26th June THING Project Meeting Webcast now available online

THING Project Meeting Webcast now available online A recording of the webcast of the 6th THING Project Partner Meeting is now available to view online

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12th June We're live!

We're live! www.thingsites.com was launched today at the 6th THING Project Partner meeting in Balestrand, Norway.

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29th May THING Project exhibition in Tórshavn's oldest house

THING Project exhibition in Tórshavn's oldest house The 8th of June is cultural night in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands and this year it will be marked by the staging of an exhibition about the THING Project in Monkastova on Tinganes - the oldest house in Tórshavn.

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21st May THING Project Partner Meeting - Balestrand, Norway, 12-14 June 2012

The THING Project 6th Partner Meeting will take place at Balestrand in Norway from 12 to 14 June 2012.

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14th May Filming the THING Trail

Filming the THING Trail This week, work commenced on developing a THING heritage trail.

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28th April Tragic accident in Eivindvik

Tragic accident in Eivindvik 1000 year old cross is damaged. We have received sad news from Gulatinget. The celtic cross from 1023, situated outside the church in Eivindvik was broken today.

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13th March Performance of Tingaholm

Performance of Tingaholm Royal Scottish National Orchestra visit Shetland thing site

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24th February Women's Things. Justice and Gender Under the Microscope

Women's Things. Justice and Gender Under the Microscope An exciting seminar on the theme of justice and gender is to be held in Orkney next month.

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10th February THING lectures

THING lectures This spring, a series of public lectures in Shetland and Orkney will explore different aspects of things.

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10th February World Premiere of Tingaholm

World Premiere of Tingaholm The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is coming to Shetland. The concerts include the world premiere of Chris Stout’s composition Tingaholm in Lerwick on Sunday 4th of March.

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26th January New Heritage Hub for Dingwall

New Heritage Hub for Dingwall An exciting study is set to develop plans for a new Viking-themed heritage hub near Dingwall town centre.

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16th January New Book About Gulatinget

New Book About Gulatinget A new book, telling the story of Gulatinget and the Gulatinget law code during the Viking period and early medieval times, has just has been published.

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10th January Viking Feast

Viking Feast Vikings were out in force in Shetland in November! The Viking Feast, organised as part of the Thing Project, was held in Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant which was transformed into a Viking Longhouse for the evening.

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1st June Vikings discussed at Dingwall forum

The benefits of involvement in the THING Project will be discussed at the Highland Council's Dingwall and Seaforth and Black Isle forums on the 8th and 9th of June

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20th October Viking secret puts Dingwall on the map

Results of archaeological survey confirm the Cromartie Memorial Carpark as the location of Dingwall's Thing Site.

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