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Celebrating 240 Years

Join us on Saint Andrew's Day for our AGM and to toast the Society in its 240th year

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Rhind Lectures 2020

At our most highly anticipated event of the year, travel back in time to experience Scotland 5,000 years ago

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Resources

Explore our rich library of resources free online

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Grants & Awards

Supporting research and recognising excellence for almost 240 years! Apply here.

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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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Promoting Archaeology

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

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Funded Projects

Investigate some of the research into Scotland's past that the Society has enabled

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Research Frameworks

Find out what we think we know about Scotland's past and what we want to know through The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework.

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Legacies

Legacy gifts make a lasting contribution to the future study and interpretation of Scotland’s past.

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 mankind should be cultivated and that the study of natural and useful sciences should be promoted”. 

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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.