Why Become a Fellow?

Fellows have a range of interests, are inspired by the past and champion the Society’s commitment to research excellence, discussion and to the sharing of knowledge on Scotland’s history, heritage and archaeology.

There are many benefits of Fellowship, including:

By joining the Society you are helping to support the Society achieve its aims for the benefit of all, people and heritage.

Networking opportunities with people all over the world, in many different professions with many different interests, who share a love of learning and a passion for the past.

Annual Proceedings of the Society (PSAS) –   peer-reviewed journal (published since the late 18th century) covering archaeology, architectural history, and the study of historical artefacts.

Opportunity to be part of a prestigious organisation which promotes excellence and supports and encourages the enjoyment and study of Scotland’s past.


FSAScot – as a Fellow you are entitled to use the post-nominal letters after your name.

Online Fellows’ Meetings – regional and topic based, once a month, including a short talk given by a Fellow on an area of their own research and interest, and a great way for Fellows to meet other Fellows and Society staff via Zoom.

Borrowing privileges of print resources at the National Museums Scotland research library.

Biannual newsletters and monthly e-newsletters with Society news and articles on activities.

Discounts on Society publications and events (conferences and summer excursion).

Access to the Fellows Only area of our website, including the Fellows’ Directory and Noticeboard.


A most excellent society with very useful and interesting resources.” Ted McGill FSAScot

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