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PKARF Is Now Live!

Find out what we know about Perth and Kinross's past through the latest Scottish Archaeological Research Framework

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About Us

Welcome to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland actively supporting the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past for almost 240 years!

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Radar in Scotland

Our new military history book Radar in Scotland 1938–46 by Ian Brown is now available in the online shop

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Statement on Ukraine

History teaches us that warfare and its terrible associated human cost is horrendous. In the 21st century there should be no place for warfare anywhere.

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Investigating Scotland's Past

The Society promotes the understanding of Scotland’s past by supporting original research through grants and awards. Explore the wide variety of research we've funded.

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Our Publications

Dig into our archive of online journals and latest e-books, or browse our range of high-quality, beautifully illustrated books to order in our shop.

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Promoting Archaeology

Discover the best events and stories from across Scotland through Dig It!

Welcome to a Society that has been around for 240 years, actively supporting the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past.

Founded in 1780 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1783, the Society’s purpose is “to investigate both antiquities and natural and civil history in general, with the intention that the talents of humanity should be cultivated and that the study of natural and useful sciences should be promoted”. 

Shop

Shop

Browse our range of high-quality books in the online shop

Publications

Publications

View our publications and how to publish with us

Join Us

Join Us

Interested in Scotland's past?

Resources

Resources

Delve into the Society’s digital archives

Research & Projects

Research & Projects

Learn about recent research supported by the Society

Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

See how we recognise excellence and support research

Help us to do more

Help us: champion research; stimulate discussion; enhance public understanding; and share our extraordinary heritage. Donate directly to the Society now.