Spring has sprung and we have new Events!

23 May 2014

Please take a look at the newly updated calendar for Archaeological and related events taking place across the country.

Events Calendar Updated

24 Mar 2014

Lots more local society events and lectures added for 2014!

Roman panel update: Major unpublished excavations

24 Feb 2014

Ever wonder what happened to those major unpublished Roman excavations listed in the ScARF panel report?

The ScARF project is now live - please visit the main site at and/or download the Telling Scotland's Story (6Mb PDF) book to explore! 


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The development of the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) continues. Help contribute to the debate by visiting our Forum, and check this page for regular updates and news. The Mission Statement for ScARF, and the makeup and remit of the ScARF Steering Group, are available here. Links to other projects and organisations can be found here

Current research panels include: the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Medieval, Modern, Marine & Maritime, and Science in Archaeology panels.


The Vision

The ScARF project has successfully delivered an updatable framework highlighting both current research strengths within Scottish archaeology, and areas for future exploration. It is now possible for anyone wishing to contribute to the research environment of Scotland to effectively plan their work in relation to the framework; ensure that future research is relevant and effectively contributes to our understanding of the past.

The framework is a rolling project, updated as fresh research is undertaken and so provides an enduring and relevant legacy for those involved in archaeological research. The framework provides a structure to build upon and a set of research goals to aspire to.


The Method

The framework was developed in partnership with Historic Scotland and all those involved in the archaeology of Scotland. Panels were assembled to identify current research strengths and future research themes for particular aspects of Scottish archaeology. All nine panel reports are now available to view at


How you can contribute

It is important for the success of this project that you are involved throughout the continuing development of ScARF.

Please register at, the ScARF website and enjoy exploring the material available and leave comments!

In addition, the Forum on this website provides a meeting place for discussion. This is a valuable opportunity for us to hear your ideas and stimulate debate.

We continue to be interested in everyone's opinion, and comments, either through the ScARF website or through the individual panel pages on the main ScARF website.

If you have any specific suggestions or queries please get in touch at