Cup and Rings in the Classroom

A fascinating blog post from Glasgow University’s Dr Kenny Brophy packed with practical activity ideas to help you explore Scotland’s prehistoric rock art with your young learners.

Bringing History to Life Through Creative Teaching

Tips for bringing history alive in primary classes and why history matters.

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Archaeology Scotland’s sources for Advanced Higher History

Steffani Broadfoot volunteers for Archaeology Scotland while being on a gap year from university.  She became involved with Archaeology Scotland in high school. Here, Steffani talks us through Archaeology Scotland’s resources, which she used as primary evidence for her Advanced Higher History qualification. Her field was ‘Northern Britain: From the Iron Age to 1034’, one […]

Combine your Heritage Hero Award with one of Youth Scotland’s youth awards

Looking for added value for your group? Want to add formal recognition and accreditation to your Heritage Hero Award? Considering multiple award recognition? Read more about Combine your Heritage Hero Award with one of Youth Scotland’s youth awards

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Opportunities in Archaeology: Careers Advice

We’re always happy to help career starters! We get a lot of requests for careers advice, so we’ve created this blog post for people who are interested in  heritage – in particular archaeology –  and are unsure what a job might look like. This resource should provide a good insight into a variety of potential […]

artefacts from Storytelling Kit (c) Archaeology Scotland

Artefact Handling Kits

Archaeology Scotland held a ‘big think’ meeting on handling kits – also known as artefact handing kits, loan boxes, or handling boxes – and this is the result of that meeting. We showcased two Archaeology Scotland’s Artefact Investigation Kits, Fantastic Flint and Viking Scotland, including the notes for educators, and the loans borrowing process; Historic Environment Scotland’s Go Roman teachers’ pack and Medieval Castle handling box kit list; and Rosslyn Chapel’s Mason’s Tools kit list.

This blog post goes through: what a handling kit is; how they are used; instructions on how to create your own artefact handling kit; and many Top Tips!

As with all our posts, this is a living document that will be added to over time. This information is aimed at educators who either have, or want to create, heritage-based handling kits. Read more about Artefact Handling Kits


Get learning! Online, easy wins for your professional development

This a living document that we’ll add to over time (last updated: Oct 5, 2020).

Whether you’re an old hat or just starting out, online talks and courses are just so invigorating! Use them to get (re)motivated, remind yourself of key concepts or just for interest’s sake. This post emphasizes archaeology courses and heritage learning but includes other, more general courses.

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