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Heritage Hero Awards

Heritage Hero Awards

Welcome to Archaeology Scotland’s Heritage Hero Awards. We offer a framework, a focus and a reward for groups undertaking heritage ...
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Adopt-a-Monument

Adopt-a-Monument is a nation-wide Community Archaeology scheme that provides volunteer groups with the practical advice and training they need to ...
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Discovery and excavation in Scotland

Discovery and excavation in Scotland

Discovery and excavation in Scotland (DES) provides an accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and informative guide to archaeological work being undertaken across ...
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Out and About Newsletter

Out and About Newsletter

Archaeology Scotland sends out a free e-newsletter. To find out about the most recent events and discoveries in Scottish Archaeology ...
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Loan Kits

Loan Kits

Get hands on with history with Archaeology Scotland's loan kits. To book any of our kits or if you have ...
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Attainment through Archaeology

Attainment through Archaeology

Attainment through Archaeology Archaeology Scotland’s Attainment through Archaeology© is an exciting educational initiative which seeks to use archaeology for social ...
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Scottish Archaeology Month

Scottish Archaeology Month

Scottish Archaeology Month (SAM) has existed for more than 20 years and along with Doors Open Days, coordinated by the ...
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Stobs Camp Project

Stobs Camp Project

Stobs Camp Due to its extraordinary level of preservation Stobs Camp, approximately 4 miles south of Hawick in the Scottish ...
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Summer School

Summer School

Archaeology Scotland has been running a ‘Summer School’ since 1952 when it was established by what was then the Scottish ...
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The Young Archaeologists’ Club

The Young Archaeologists’ Club

What is YAC? The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only club for young people interested in archaeology. It is ...
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Archaeology Scotland Magazine

The Archaeology Scotland Magazine is published three times a year and is a benefit to members. If you are a ...
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Past Work

Dig It! 2015 - a huge range of activities relating to archaeology

DigIt! 2015 & 2017

Dig It! 2015 is a year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology, co-ordinated by theSociety of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland ...
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Homeland Argyll and Bute

Homeland Argyll and Bute

Homeland Argyll and Bute was an innovative collaborative project linking rural communities with our national festival, Scottish Archaeology Month and ...
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Scottish Living History Festival

Scottish Living History Festival

 This event is over. You can see some of the images from it: [slideshowck id="15905"] You are Invited! As part ...
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Rural Land Use

Rural Land Use

There are well over 200,000 archaeological and historic sites in Scotland, most of which are in rural areas. Only 6% ...
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Graveyard survey at Kilvickeon Old Parish Church

Scottish Graveyards

Scotland's historic gravestones are a rich part of the nation's heritage, yet exposure to time and the elements mean that ...
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RCAHMS Field Survey Digital Photography A steel and concrete built gun-emplacement  guards the pier at St Kilda village (NF19NW 1). The gun and sunken magazine were   completed during October 1918 after a bombardment by a U-boat the previous May. View   f

World War 1

Scotland's role in the First World War was significant and, as we learn more about the conflict and the archaeological ...
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One of the many upstanding buildings which still survive at RAF Fearn

Women at War

‘Women at War’ is a collaborative community engagement project developed by Archaeology Scotland. The project aims to support volunteers in ...
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Families at St Ninians dig

Jacobites in Stirling

As 2015 was the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, including the Battle of Sheriffmuir, our project aimed to ...
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Learning outdoors adds to the fun of the Heritage Heroes project

Heritage Heroes

This was a pilot project. PLEASE GO TO THE LEARNINIG TAB FOR CURRENT HERITAGE HEROES INFORMATION The Heritage Heroes project ...
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Broch of Gurness, Orkney (Copyright Jane Bunting)

From the Ground Up

The From the Ground Up project, which ran until March 2015, allowed our established journal - Discovery and Excavation in ...
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Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage

Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage was a three year partnership initiative with Arts & Business Scotland, Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, ...
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Drawing of a Roman lamp by a primary school child

Volunteer Outreach Project

The Volunteer Outreach Project ran from January 2009 - July 2011 and provided hands-on archaeology learning sessions across Edinburgh and ...
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Archaeology Fair, Dunfermline

Scottish Archaeological Fair

Bringing people together to celebrate archaeology and history, the bi-ennial Scottish Archaeology Fair is currently on-hold but if anyone is ...
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Moving the house, Sandwick, June 07

Shorewatch: Monitoring Scotland’s Coastal Archaeology

In 1990 Archaeology Scotland appointed a project officer to carry out a feasibility study to investigate the potential for involving ...
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Volunteers conducting graveyard survey

Carved Stones/Graveyards

The Carved Stones Adviser project ran from 2001 to 2004 leading to the collection of many useful resources and publications ...
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