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Members’ Day and AGM 2019

We are delighted to invite members and guest to the 2019 Members’ Day and AGM which will be held on Saturday 19th October at the Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth.

Full programme, including draft minutes of last year’s AGM and the account for 2018-19 can all be found below.

The Members’ Day is free but please book your place by contacting the office via email ( or phone (0300 012 9878).

The programme and agenda for the day are as follows:

– 10.00 am Registration with tea and coffee

– 10.30 am Welcome by Archaeology Scotland President, Beverley Ballin Smith

– 10.40 am Talks by:
Gavin Lindsay, Research and Engagement Officer,
Perth and Kinross Heritage
“Perth and Kinross Archaeological Framework: 10,000 years in the making”
This talk will focus on the regional research framework project for Perth and
Kinross taking you through a whistle stop history of the region, its land forms
and human activity in the region from Early Settlers to the early Modern

– 11.20 am David MacLehose, Chairman, Perth Civic Trust
“A new life for Stanley Mills”
For 200 years, this spectacular mill harnessed the power of the River Tay to
produce textiles. Built in the 1780s, the mill complex was altered many times
to keep up with the industry’s changing demands, before it finally closed in
1989. This talk will cover the extensive redevelopment project that has been
undertaken to preserve the Mills for future generations and to understand its
importance in the industrial age of the region.

– 12.00 pm AGM business
The 15th Annual General Meeting of Archaeology Scotland, a Company Limited by Guarantee
at 12.00 noon.

– 12.30 pm Lunch

– 2.00 pm Walking tour of Perth: Led by Mark Hall, Collections Officer, Perth Museum
and Art Gallery
This walk will introduce walkers to aspects of Medieval Perth and Perth
Museum’s redevelopment project.
Attendees should meet at Perth Museum at 2pm. It is expected that the tour
will take approximately 2 hours and the Members’ Day will end around 4pm.


1 – Welcome to members and guests.
2 – Apologies for absence.
3 –  Minutes of the AGM held on Saturday 13th October 2018, Dundee (Appendix A)
– 3.1 To approve
– 3.2 Matters arising
4 – To receive, and if thought fit, approve the Report of the Trustees and audited
Financial Statements for 2018-19
5 – Appointment of Auditor
6 – To receive the Membership Statement for 2018-19 (Appendix B)
7  – To consider, and if thought fit, elect the nominees for Archaeology Scotland
representatives on other Bodies for 2019-20 (Appendix C)
8 – To consider, and if thought fit, accept the nominees for Board of Directors of
Archaeology Scotland, 2019-2020 (Appendix D)
9 – AOCB

Appendix A: Minutes of 14th AGM, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, City Quay,
37 Camperdown St, Dundee DD1 3JA

Appendix A: Minutes of 14th AGM, Saturday 13th October 2018, Dundee and Angus Chamber of
Commerce, Camperdown Street, Dundee DD1 3JA.


Archaeology Scotland Board of Directors:
Beverley Ballin Smith (President), Alistair Burrow
(Treasurer), Gordon Wyllie, Brian Rickwood, Tom Packe, Moira Greig, Eve Boyle.

Attendees (Members):
Roderick P McCullagh, Aileen Cook, Susan Hothersall, Brian Balmain, Lisbeth Thoms, Malcom
Priestly, Nicholas Davis, Andrew J. Young, Barbara Milner, C James Wallace, Alistair Burrow, Barbara
Thompson, Moira McCord, Ian Whittaker, Percy Shelley, Leah Henderson, Philip
Bryers, Margaret O’Gorman, Ann Kerrigan, Brian Morley, Chris Morley, Shellie Holubek, Robert
Millar, Margaret Wilkens, Anne Barker.

Erin Farley; Christina Donald; Laura-Kate Girdwood

Archaeology Scotland Staff:
Eila Macqueen (Director); Jordyn Marlin (Office & Membership Administrator); Cara Jones (Project

1. Welcome to members and guests.
The President Beverley Ballin Smith welcomed members and guests for the day and thanked staff for
organising the event.

2. Apologies for absence.
Apologies had been received from the following:
Sian Jones, Olwyn Owen, Tim Neighbour, Jonathan Wordsworth, Brendan O’Connor, Raymond Kidd,
Shona MacLean, Ann Wakeling, Richard Strathie, Fiona Ashmore, Christine Yuill, Leif Isaksen, Piers
Dixon, Lindsay Neil, Susan Lindsay, Graham Cruickshanks, Alan Calder, Aileen Graham, Ian Blyth,
Meggen Gondek, Derek McGlynn, Josephine McChrystal, John Bennett, Eva Bennett, Alan Brown,
Patricia Wilson, Warren Bailey, Barbara Crawford, Fiona Gibson.

3. Minutes of the AGM held on 21st October 2017 in Ardrossan.
3.1) The motion to approve the Minutes of the 2017 AGM was proposed by Moira Greig and
seconded by Gordon Wyllie then accepted by a majority.
3.2) Matters arising: there were none.

4. To receive and if thought fit, approve the Report of the Trustees and audited Financial
Statements for 2017-18.
The Treasurer, Alistair Burrow, was pleased to report a modest surplus. He informed members that
the staff has been giving attention to detail in looking after income and expenditure for the
organisation. He drew attention to the statement of financial activities on page 12 of the accounts
which shows and increase in funds due to balances in restricted funds and pointed out that we
would expect to see a corresponding deficit in future years.
The Treasurer reminded members that he was stepping down at the AGM, having completed two
terms of office, and commented that he was pleased to be leaving the organisation in a relatively
healthy position.
The motion was proposed by Gordon Wyllie and seconded by Moira Greig.

5. Appointment of Auditors
The motion to re-appoint Cowan and Partners as the Auditor for Archaeology Scotland was
proposed by Alistair Burrow and seconded by Brian Balmain, then accepted unanimously.

6. To receive the Membership Statement for 2017-18.
The President, Beverley Ballin Smith read out the statement.

7. To receive and if thought fit, elect the nominees for Archaeology Scotland representatives on
other bodies 2017-18.
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS): The Director and alternate, Cara Jones.
National Committee on the Carved Stones of Scotland (NCCSS): Geoff Waters, Vice-President
Scottish Church Heritage Research Ltd: Geoff Waters, Vice-President
Scottish Environment LINK: Noel Fojut, volunteer
The motion was proposed by Gordon Wyllie and seconded by Sue Hothersall, then accepted

8. To consider and, if thought fit, elect the nominees for Board of Directors of Archaeology
Scotland, 2018-19 (Appendix D).
Two new Directors, Marilyn Jeffcoat and Brian Rickwood, were nominated and Olwyn Owen, Peter
Yeoman, Beverley Ballin Smith and Sian Jones were put forward for re-nomination onto the Board.
The President thanked the retiring Treasurer, Alistair Burrow.
The nominees were proposed by Robert Millar and seconded by Rod McCullagh, then accepted

There being no further discussion from the floor, the AGM closed at 12.30pm.

Appendix B

Membership Statement 2018-19 (As of 20th September 2019)
Since last years’ AGM there has been an increase in membership of 106 subscriptions.

Provided in brackets below are the total numbers from
20th September 2018 for a more direct comparison:

Total Active Memberships 788 [674]
Individual Membership:
Active Members: 737 [645]
Standard: 323 [272]
Student/Unwaged: 336 [315]
Family: 52 [43]
Individual life: 8 [6]
Family life: 5 [3]
Children: 13 [6]
Societies and Institutions Membership:
Active Members: 51 [29]
Societies and Volunteer Groups: 19 [12]
Institutions: 30 [17]
Commercial: 2 [0]

Appendix C

The following have been nominated to stand as main representatives of Archaeology Scotland on
other bodies by the Board of Directors.
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS): The Director and alternate Cara Jones, Project Manager
National Committee on the Carved Stones of Scotland (NCCSS): Phil Richardson
Scottish Church Heritage Research Ltd: Geoff Waters
Scottish Environment LINK: Noel Fojut

Appendix D

The following candidate has been nominated and is standing for the Archaeology Scotland Board.
Dr Alison Sheridan
Alison Sheridan is Principal Curator of Early Prehistory at National Museums Scotland, where she has
worked since 1987. She specialises in the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age of Britain and
Ireland, and particularly in ceramics and stone axeheads. Alison was President of The Prehistoric
Society from 2010 to 2014 and is Project JADE Co-ordinator for Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and
the Channel Islands as well as being the Chair of the Implement Petrology Group and a member of
several editorial boards. Alison has an extensive publication record and was awarded the 2018
British Academy Grahame Clark Medal for outstanding work in prehistoric archaeology.
Standing for re-nomination: Tessa Till and it is proposed that Geoff Waters, Summer School
Director be co-opted on to the Board.
Moira Greig and Warren Baillie are standing down, having completed terms of office and are
warmly thanked for their support.

Travel Guidance and Parking Information to:

There are regular trains from Scotland’s major cities. Perth railway station is located
approximately 0.7 miles (1.1km) from the centre of Perth. A map showing the best route to
walk can be found here. There is also a taxi rank located outside the station.
For information about train times and service updates please visit Trainline,
the ScotRail website or call 0344 811 0344
Perth bus station is located approximately 0.4 miles (0.7km) from the centre of Perth. A map
showing the best route to walk can be found here.
There are many local bus services which link the centre of Perth and the surrounding area.
The Perth and Kinross Council website provides details about timetables and routes.
There are three Park + Ride sites operating in Perthshire:
There is bicycle parking available at both Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre.
At the Concert Hall this can be found near the back of the building on the Museum side.
At Perth Theatre this can be found outside the Mill Street entrance.
There is both on-street and off-street parking on Mill Street where charges apply
from 8am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. There are three disabled public car parking spaces
directly opposite the main entrance to the concert hall but these tend to fill very quickly.
There is also a car park on Kinnoull Street which is operated by Smart Parking Car Parks
(01738 440 933).
This 550-space multi-storey car park is open from 7am – midnight Monday to Saturday
and 10am – midnight on Sundays. It is a pay-and-display car park meaning that the charge
must be paid on arrival.
A height restriction for this car park is also in place: approximately two metres (six-and-ahalf feet). Vehicles higher than this should park in South Inch car park where there’s no
height restriction.

Find out more here.

AS signed accounts 2018-2019

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