September SAM

What is on in September?

Here you can find all SAM events happening in September 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 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…

 

 

 


Skull

LINKS WITH THE PAST 🔍

McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA

Tuesday 09 April 2019 – Sunday 29 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH This display reveals details of the life and death of a Pictish man who was buried…

 

 

 


 

 


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…

 

 

 

 


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…

 

 


 

 

 


Painting by Antonio David "Prince Charles Edward Stuart"

JACOBITE CLANS 🔍

78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB

Wednesday 26 June 2019 – Thursday 26 September 2019

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month To coincide with the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Killiecrankie in summer 2019, Perth…

 

 

 


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…

 

 

 


 

 


English Edward I silver long cross pennies

A DISPLAY OF TREASURE TROVE FINDS 🔍

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum, The Town House, 32 High Street, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BB

Thursday 01 August 2019 @ 10:00am – Thursday 31 October 2019 @ 5:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Visit the Gateway to the Glens Museum to view a display of treasure trove finds…

 

 


 

 

 


Photograph of the exterior of Wemyss Cave

WEMYSS CAVES – DIGGING DEEPER 🔍

Terras Hall, The Haugh, East Wemyss, KY1 4SB

Sunday 01 September 2019 – Sunday 29 September 2019

 Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Find out about the latest archaeological discoveries at the Wemyss Caves following the excavations in…

 

 

 


A carved standing stone in snow

BENNACHIE VISITOR CENTRE | SAM EXHIBITION 🔍

The Bennachie Visitor Centre, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HY

Sunday 01 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Monday 30 September 2019 @ 5:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Visit the Bennachie Visitor Centre during September and discover more about Bennachie’s past from Pictish…

 

 

 


painting of fishing town

EAST NEUK UNEARTHED: TREASURES OF FIFE’S HIDDEN PAST 🔎

Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB

Monday 02 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Sunday 03 November 2019 @ 4:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH With this exhibition you can travel through time to discover the history that lies hidden all…

 

 


Photograph of the exterior of a Berwickshire Country House, Paxton House

THE BERWICKSHIRE COUNTRY HOME AT COLDSTREAM MUSEUM 🔍

Coldstream Museum, 12 Market Square, Coldstream TD12 4BD

Saturday 07 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Friday 31 January 2020 @ 4:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Berwickshire was always said to have more mansions than any other county in Britain. Between…

 

 

 


 


aerial photo, castle, skye, nature

SCOTLAND FROM THE SKY: PART 2 🔍

Various locations across Scotland

Monday 09 September 2019 – Sunday 12 April 2020

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Scotland from the Sky: Part 2 shares some of the amazing aerial photography that inspired series…

 

 

 

 


painting, castle, water, stones

ROMANTIC SCOTLAND 🔍

Duff House, Banff, AB45 3SX

Monday 09 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 5:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Bringing together treasures from the National Gallery of Scotland’s and Historic Environment Scotland’s collections, Romantic Scotland…

 

 


SCOTLAND FROM THE SKY 🔍

Arbroath Abbey and Blackness Castle

Monday 09 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Sunday 19 January 2020 @ 5:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Scotland from the Sky brings a selection of the breathtaking aerial photography, featured in the book…

 

 


People digging

LEPHIN GLENGORM DIG 🔍

Lephin, Mull

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Friday 27 September 2019

Join the Mull Museum at their dig at Lephin on the Glengorm Estate on the beautiful Isle of Mull. Previous…

 

 

 


sphinx figure

DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT 🔎

Baird Institute, Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Saturday 14 December 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Discovering Ancient Egypt is a touring exhibition examining Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology through the lives…

 

 

 


Person digging with a trowel

MANTLE WALLS EXCAVATION AND EVENTS 🔍

Ancrum, Scottish Borders

Monday 16 September 2019 – Saturday 28 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Nestled in a bend in the Ale Water lies an enigmatic site. Long suspected to be…

 

 

 


Photo of four people in waterproof clothing, in a trench in a shaded, woody area.

CAMMO ESTATE DIG 🔍

Cammo Estate, Cammo Road, Edinburgh, EH4 8AW

Monday 16 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Monday 25 November 2019 @ 4:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Join Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society as they celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month with a curious excavation….

 

 


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…

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


PUTTING LINLITHGOW IN ITS PLACE 🔍

St Peter’s Church, Linlithgow High Street

Thursday 26 September 2019 @ 7:00pm

Linlithgow as a Focus of Royal Activity in Late Medieval Scotland Part of Scottish Archaeology Month The newly opened Linlithgow…

 

 

 

 


Photo of an archaeological trench in a wood with two people kneeling and digging.

BRIDGE OF KELTIE DIG 🔍

Keltie Bridge, Callander, FK17 8LG

Friday 27 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Monday 30 September 2019 @ 4:30pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Trowels at the ready! You can now sign up to volunteer for the excavations at…

 

 

 


Painting: St Ninians Jane Anne Wright (1842–1922)

ST NINIAN’S KIRK EXPLORE 🔍

St Ninian’s Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Stirling, FK7 9AY

Friday 27 September 2019 @ 2:00pm – Friday 27 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month A rare chance to explore St Ninian’s Old Church Yard from ancient Celtic Christianity to…

 

 

 


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…

 

 

 


photo of lake and nature at Gartmorn Country Park

GARTMORN DAM WALK 🔎

Gartmorn Country Park, Gartmorn Rd, Sauchie, Alloa, FK10 3AZ

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Sunday 29 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH A guided walk around the perimeter of Gartmorn Dam! The walk is 5km (3 miles) in…

 

 

 

 


logo with scottish nature and animals

ROSS AND CROMARTY HERITAGE 🔍

Dingwall Community Library, Dingwall, IV15 9LT

Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH  and Highland Archaeology Festival 2019 Drop in to find information about local Ross and Cromarty heritage, using the…

 

 


Photo of a still loch with two mountains in the background bathed in sunlight.

THE SIEGE OF FORT WILLIAM & BEYOND 🔍

Lochaber Leisure Centre, Fort William

Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 12:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH  and Highland Archaeology Festival 2019 A walk up Cow Hill and finishing at the Craigs burial ground in…

 

 


Photo of the corner of a stone battlement by the sea.

PRINT WORKSHOP AT FORT GEORGE 🔍

Near, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7TD

Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH  and Highland Archaeology Festival 2019 Work with Scottish artist Robert Alexander Menzies in this creative printmaking workshop.  Event…

 

 

 


woman and child smiling on a steam train replica

STEAM WEEKEND 🔎

Dundee Museum of Transport 10 Market Mews, Market Street Dundee, DD1 3LA United Kingdom

Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 10:30am – Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 3:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH The bi-annual Steam Weekend returns to Dundee Museum of Transport! As always, lots of fun for…

 


kids discovering an exhibition

DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT – FAMILY FUN DAY 🔎

Baird Institute, Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD

Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this afternoon of fun creative activity inspired by the National Museums of…

 

 


 


Photo of four people in waterproof clothing, in a trench in a shaded, woody area.

CAMMO ESTATE ARCHAEOLOGY DAY 🔍

Cammo Estate, Cammo Road, Edinburgh, EH4 8AW

Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Join Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society as they celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month with a come-ye-all archaeology…

 

 



dig pit in front of castle

DIGGIN’ DUNDONALD 🔍

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

Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 12:00pm – Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Delve in to Dundonald’s past and meet characters who have featured in its history. Over the…

 

 

 


castle and nature

IN THE ORCHARD 🔍

Aberdour Castle and Gardens Aberdour, Fife, KY3 0SL

Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 2:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Leugh sa Ghàidhlig Join Historic Environment Scotland and the University of Edinburgh to explore this historic…


illustration

SCOTLAND’S HEALING AND HOLY WELLS 🔍

The Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ

Monday 30 September 2019 @ 7:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this lecture organised by The Friends of the Smith Art Gallery and…

 

 


Person with dirty hands

METAL DETECTING IN THE HIGHLANDS 🔍

Marydale Church Hall, Cannich

Monday 30 September 2019 @ 7:30pm – Monday 30 September 2019 @ 9:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH and Highland Archaeology Festival 2019 Dennis Ross, local metal detectorist and amateur historian, will talk about metal detecting…

 


 

 

old bnw photo of group of children

EXPLORE YOUR LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY 🔍

HES Archives and Library John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh EH8 9NX

Monday 30 September 2019 @ 2:00pm – Monday 30 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Discover more about how to use Historic Environment Scotland’s online services to find out more about…

 


Photo of a round plinth monument next to a river with autumn colours on the trees.

SCOTLAND’S HEALING AND HOLY WELLS 🔍

The Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ

Monday 30 September 2019 @ 7:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this lecture organised by The Friends of the Smith Art Gallery and…