October SAM

What is on in October?

Here you can find all SAM events happening in October 2019.

Digs, Talks, Walks, Tours and many more!
Click on the title to find out more information and details about the event!
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Photo of a large square, grey stone-built castle with a green lawn in the foreground.

DUNDONALD CASTLE EXCAVATIONS 🔍

Dundonald Castle, Winehouse Yett, Dundonald, Kilmarnock KA2 9HD

Saturday 21 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Friday 04 October 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Don’t miss your chance to dig at a medieval fortification steeped in history. Earlier digs have…

 

 

 

Photo of a noticeboard with facial reconstructions pinned all over with text and red string connecting them.

PAST LIVES OF LEITH 🔍

Museum of Edinburgh, 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

Friday 29 March 2019 – Sunday 06 October 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH The Past Lives of Leith Exhibition coincides with the publication of the results from the archaeological…

 

 

 

 

Men in gladiator outfits

GLADIATORS: A CEMETERY OF SECRETS 🔍

Callendar House, Callendar Rd, Falkirk FK1 1YR

Sunday 19 May 2019 – Sunday 06 October 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH This summer, Callendar House is hosting an exciting exhibition – Gladiators: a cemetery of secrets, on…

 

 

 

 

 

Cave on a cliff edge

EXPLORE CULZEAN’S CAVES 🔍

Culzean Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

Sunday 30 June 2019 – Sunday 06 October 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH This is an exciting opportunity to be guided through the caves by a ranger. Discover more…

 

 

 

 

THE POWER OF WATER 🔍

Milton Redcastle, Muir of Ord, Muir of Ord IV6 7SQ

Wednesday 09 October 2019 @ 10:00am – Wednesday 09 October 2019 @ 1:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Explore the industrial archaeology of the Redcastle Burn, the major source of power for the 19th…

 

 

 

 

Photo of a large carved stone slab with Roman letting in a museum.

THE BRIGHT SIDE: RECREATING COLOUR AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRE 🔎

Corn Exchange, The Ormiston, Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PN

Thursday 10 October 2019 @ 7:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Dr Louisa Campbell, Historic Environment Scotland’s post-doctoral fellow at Glasgow University, and specialist in finds from…

A person leaning over a balcony looking at the camera

GLENMORANGIE ANNUAL LECTURE: SIMONE TEN HOMPEL🔎

National Museum of Scotland Auditorium, Lothian Street, Edinburgh

Thursday 10 October 2019 @ 7:00pm – Thursday 10 October 2019

Silversmith Simone ten Hompel discusses her commission from National Museums Scotland and The Glenmorangie Company to create a new piece…

 

Egyptian figure

DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT – CURATOR TALKS 🔎

Baird Institute, Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD

Thursday 10 October 2019 @ 6:30pm – Thursday 10 October 2019 @ 7:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this talk on the ‘Ancient Egypt Across Scotland’ with Dr. Dan Potter,…

 

 

photo off nigg old church

NIGG OLD CHURCH WALK 🔍

Tain, IV19 1QR

Monday 14 October 2019 @ 2:00pm – Monday 14 October 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Nigg Old Church, in the Highlands of Scotland, is a fine example of a Scottish parish…

 

 

nature, loch, mountain, bridge

ROMANS IN THE BORDERS: RECENT WORK AND NEW DISCOVERIES FROM NEWSTEAD AND TORWOODLEE 🔎

Corn Exchange, The Ormiston, Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PN

Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 7:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH…

People crouching around a trench

INVEREWE HIGHLAND ARCHAEOLOGY FESTIVAL 2019 🔍

Inverewe, Poolewe, Wester Ross, IV22 2LG

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Friday 18 October 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Inverewe will host a series of talks, from Wester Ross’s archaeology to innovative carbon dating. This…

 

 

 

ancient egypt statue

DOON THE NILE WITH CLAIRE GILMOUR 🔎

Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD

Wednesday 23 October 2019 @ 2:00pm – Wednesday 23 October 2019 @ 3:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH This exhibition focuses on three pioneering Scottish figures who had a major impact on archaeology and…

 

 

 

 

 

melted metal

LATER PREHISTORIC FINDS CONFERENCE: CRAFTING IDENTITIES 🔎

Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland, Lothian Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Saturday 26 October 2019 @ 9:45am – Saturday 26 October 2019 @ 4:45pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Craft and the transformation of raw materials into objects were integral aspects of prehistoric life. This…

 

 

 

 

General photograph of silver coins

TREASURES FROM THE HOARD 🔍

John Gray Centre, Haddington

Saturday 11 May 2019 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Treasures from the Hoard Exhibition features many of the iconic pieces from the spectacular Traprain…

 

 

 

 

 

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THE HISTORY OF TELESCOPES 🔎

Aberdeen Maritime Museum Shiprow Aberdeen AB11 5BY

Wednesday 30 October 2019 @ 12:30pm – Wednesday 30 October 2019 @ 1:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Dee Lawlor, science communicator and microscopist: From sailing the seven seas to exploring the universe, telescopes…