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!
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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…

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…

Carved stones inside a museum

ST VIGEANS OPEN DAYS 🔍

St Vigeans Stones and Museum, St Vigeans, Arbroath, Angus DD11 4RB

Sunday 07 July 2019 – Sunday 22 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH St Vigeans Sculptured Stones will be open on 7 July, 25 August and 22 September. It’s…

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…

Photo of the stone foundations of a prehistoric structure in a field.

GRIMSAY ARCHAEOLOGY WALKS 🔍

Ceann na h-Airigh, Scotvein, Grimsay, North Uist, Western Isles, HS6 5JA

Tuesday 20 August 2019 @ 10:00am – Tuesday 17 September 2019 @ 1:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Guided walk to the Grimsay prehistoric Wheelhouse and possible broch Dun Ban. Booking essential as places…

Photo of a deer antler axe head with a hole in the centre for the handle.

BARROW CEMETERY EXCAVATION 🔍

Tarradale, Muir of Ord, Highlands of Scotland.

Saturday 31 August 2019 – Sunday 15 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Tarradale Through Time is calling for volunteers to undertake excavations at the Barrow Cemetery. They are…

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…

People digging on a hill

KING’S SEAT HILLFORT EXCAVATIONS 🔍

Dunkeld

Tuesday 03 September 2019 – Saturday 14 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH The King’s Seat hillfort is situated on a prominent hill top above an important bend in…

Old building on a hill

BADENOCH FESTIVAL 🔍

Badenoch, Highlands

Friday 06 September 2019 – Sunday 22 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Over 60 events of talks, walks, living history, storytelling, and more! Badenoch’s homegrown festival of culture…

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…

A castle in the mist in the distance

LITTLE WOOD HILL EXCAVATION 🔍

Threave Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX

Tuesday 10 September 2019 – Saturday 21 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Join the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership and help excavate on Little Wood Hill on the National…

Photograph of Highland Folk Museum

HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM COLLECTION TOUR 🔍

Highland Folk Museum, Aultlarie Croft, Kingussie Rd, Newtonmore PH20 1AY

Wednesday 11 September 2019 @ 2:00pm – Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Come and discover the amazing collections at Am Fasgadh (Gaelic for ‘the…

Photograph of Dun na Lamh Hill Fort

E-BIKE ADVENTURE TO DUN DA LAMH HILLFORT 🔍

Laggan Wolftrax Centre, Laggan

Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 10:30am – Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 2:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL An off-road electric bike adventure visiting the Pictish hillfort of Dun da Lamh, 30…

General photograph of an open door

HOUSE HISTORY OPEN DAY 🔍

69 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 3QT

Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 12:00pm – Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month For Doors Open Day join in for a display of archives and local studies material…

storytelling walk

SEANCHAS NA SGÌRE: GAELIC HERITAGE WALK IN KINGUSSIE 🔍

Duke of Gordon Hotel (opposite), Newtonmore Road, Kingussie, PH21 1HE

Friday 13 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Friday 13 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Dive into the rich Gaelic heritage – both natural and human –…

NECHTANSMERE 685AD: BADENOCH’S GREAT PICTISH BATTLE 🔍

Loch Insh Outdoor Centre, Kincraig PH21 1NU

Friday 13 September 2019 @ 7:00pm – Friday 13 September 2019 @ 9:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL One of the most important battles in ancient Britain occurred in Badenoch…

Photograph of the exterior of Dunbar Battery

THE SOLDIERS OF DUNBAR 1650: DUNBAR HARBOUR BATTERY 🔍

Dunbar Historic Battery Fort, Dunbar, EH42 1HW

Friday 13 September 2019 @ 7:30pm – Friday 13 September 2019 @ 8:30pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Join in for a special evening at Dunbar’s historic battery fort, remembering the soldiers who…

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…

Photograph of the Logie Old Kirk gate

LOGIE OLD KIRK EXPLORE 🔍

Logie Old Kirk, Stirling, FK9 4LB

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Sunday 15 September 2019

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Logie Old Kirk has been a centre of Christianity for over 1500 years: explore its…

Roman soldier

BIG ROMAN WEEK 🔍

Falkirk

Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 9:00am – Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 5:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Falkirk district has an amazing Roman heritage based around the Antonine Wall, which split the…

air view of the STOBS camp

WALKING TOUR OF STOBS CAMP 🔎

4 miles south of Hawick on B6399 Newcastleton road, TD9 9SQ

Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 11:00am

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Walking tour to see some of the key areas of the First World War training…

Photo of two people in ancient Roman soldier's garb talking in front of a historic mansion.

BIG ROMAN DAY AT KINNEIL 🔍

Kinneil Museum, Kinneil Park, Bo’ness. EH51 0PR

Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Fancy being a gladiator for the day? Replica Roman leather tents will be on display…

landscape

GUIDED WALK TO TORR ALVIE HILLFORT 🔍

Macdonald Resort Main Car Park, Highland Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN

Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 1:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Join archaeologist Eve Boyle on this walk to the possibly-Pictish hillfort of…

Photograph of English Civil War Re-Enactors

BATTLE OF DUNBAR 1650 RE-ENACTMENT WEEKEND 🔍

Event Field behind ASDA, Dunbar, EH42 1BF

Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 11:00am – Sunday 15 September 2019 @ 5:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month History comes to life for the 2019 East Lothian Battle Weekend, as spectators gather to…

Photograph of human skeleton

CSI 1650 🔍

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery High St, Dunbar EH42 1ER

Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Saturday 14 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month This event has been inspired by the summer exhibition looking at the remains of soldiers…

ruthven barracks

A GUIDED TOUR OF RUTHVEN BARRACKS 🔍

Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie PH21 1ES

Sunday 15 September 2019 @ 11:00am – Sunday 15 September 2019 @ 12:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL As part of the Badenoch Festival enjoy this special guided tour to…

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…

Raitt's cave

SCANNING BADENOCH: RAITT’S CAVE 🔍

Duke Street Car Park, Duke Street, Kingussie PH21

Tuesday 17 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Tuesday 17 September 2019 @ 4:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Help discover what lies beneath the soil of Badenoch at the Raitt’s…

landscape

SCANNING BADENOCH: TORR ALVIE PICTISH BARROW CEMETERY 🔍

Kincraig Community Hall Car Park, Kincraig Community Hall, Kincraig PH21 1QD

Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 4:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Help discover what lies beneath the soil of Badenoch at Torr Alvie…

Roman skeleton

GLADIATORS, AMPHITHEATRES, AND DEATH IN ROMAN BRITAIN 🔍

Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk

Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 2:00pm – Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 3:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this talk by Falkirk Council’s archaeologist Geoff Bailey. The amphitheatre is one…

RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES AT RAITT 🔍

Kingussie Parish Church, Kingussie PH21

Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 7:00pm – Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 9:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Hear about the amazing archaeological discoveries recently made at Raitt. Take in…

Sphinx

RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORK IN THE FALKIRK AREA 🔍

Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk FK1 1JN

Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 7:30pm – Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 8:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Each year more and more of the past is revealed to the archaeologists, adding to…

landscape

SCANNING BADENOCH: TORR ALVIE PICTISH BARROW CEMETERY (DAY 2) 🔍

Kincraig Community Hall Car Park, Kincraig Community Hall, Kincraig PH21 1QD

Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH AND BADENOCH FESTIVAL Help discover what lies beneath the soil of Badenoch at Torr Alvie…

Photo of three small gold objects, one in the shape of a long-necked bird.

EXCAVATING THE GALLOWAY HOARD 🔍

Perth Museum & Art Gallery, 78 George Street, Perth, PH1 5LB

Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 2:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH In September 2014 metal detectorists working on land in Galloway discovered the largest hoard of Viking…

Stone with carving of person on a horse and people beneath them

THE ANTONINE WALL DISTANCE TABLETS 🔍

Bo’ness Library, Scotland’s Close, Bo’ness, EH51 0AH

Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 2:00pm – Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this event and hear archaeologist Geoff Bailey talk about the Roman inscriptions…

sword

SCOTTISH WEAPONS 🔎

Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU

Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 6:00pm – Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 7:30pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Come along to this talk by Dr. David Caldwell, archaeologist, historian, former Scottish Weapons Curator…

Hill

DUMYAT DIG: THE HOME OF THE MAEATAE 🔍

Ochil Hills

Friday 20 September 2019 – Sunday 22 September 2019

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH For the first time, the Stirling Archaeology team is hoping to date Dumyat! According to Stirling…

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…

Photograph of a portion of the Antonine Wall near Bar Hill Roman Fort, Twechar

ANTONINE WALL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 2019 🔍

Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Union Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1HN

Saturday 21 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Saturday 21 September 2019 @ 5:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month The fantastic Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project is hosting their second community conference. This event…

A woman in Iron Age costume works a piece of wood on a frame, while a child watches.

CELTIC AUTUMN AT THE SCOTTISH CRANNOG CENTRE 🔍

The Scottish Crannog Centre, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 10:00am – Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 5:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Help The Scottish Crannog Centre prepare for winter! Make smoked foods, bread and stew, dabble in woodworking,…

Photo of an excavated wall in a trench.

MOREDUN HILLFORT GUIDED WALK 🔍

Tay (Moncreiffe Hill) Car Park, Rhynd Road, Perth, PH2  8QJ

Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 3:30pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Join Woodland Trust Scotland on a guided walk to Moredun Hillfort. Years of excavations have…

Egyptian jar with hieroglyphs and a person's head as the jar

DIG AND DISCOVER ARCHAEOLOGY AFTERNOON 🔍

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Moodie St, KY12 7PL Dunfermline, Fife

Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 1:00pm – Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 3:00pm

Part of Scottish Archaeology Month Join in for an afternoon full of family fun! There will have lots of Ancient…

roman reenacters

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROMANS 🔍

Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Rd, Camelon FK1 4DD

Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 1:30pm – Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 4:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH There have been some cracking Roman discoveries in Camelon, and this is your opportunity to…

roman reenactor

WALK ALONG THE ANTONINE WALL FROM KIRKINTILLOCK TO CADDER

Peel Park, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 1QH

Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 3:00pm – Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 5:00pm

PART OF SCOTTISH ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH Join archaeologist Falkirk Community Trust’s archaeologist Geoff Bailey on this guided walk along the Antonine…

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…

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…

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

BRIDGE OF KELTIE DIG 🔍

Keltie Bridge, Callander, FK17 8LG

Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 9:30am – Monday 30 September 2019 @ 4:30pm

Join Callander’s Landscape and AOC Archaeology as they dig a prehistoric enclosure, which may be a Neolithic ceremonial monument, located…

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

Join Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society as they celebrate Scottish Archaeology Month with a come-ye-all archaeology day. Hear about their recent…