Author Archives: Simon Gilmour

Dig It! Reveals Annual List of Amazing Archaeological Discoveries

13th December 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

Dig It!, a hub for Scottish archaeology coordinated by the Society, has compiled their annual list of some of the biggest discoveries from the year to raise awareness of the archaeological work that takes place across the country. A possible Neolithic “hall”, a Bronze Age ritual cremation cemetery, and an “elite” Iron Age hillfort are…

New Society Grant Announced!

6th December 2023 | Categories: Research, Uncategorised

Thanks to a generous bequest to the Society from Audrey Hensall OBE HonFSAScot, we are delighted to announce a new Grant opportunity from the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.  Reflecting Audrey Hensall’s wishes, and her research interests, the Society is pleased to announce the lunch of the Audrey Henshall Legacy Fund, a significant opportunity to fund one or more major…

Society Welcomes New Appointments

6th December 2023 | Categories: Appointments

This November, the Society was delighted to welcome two new appointments to its Council, a new President, and four new Honorary Fellows. President Diana Murray CBE MA(Cantab) FSA HonFSAScot FRSE FRSGS MCIfA MIoD Diana has been a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries since 1976 when she started her career in Scottish Archaeology. She led RCAHMS…

New Impact Report Presents Recent Society Achievements

27th November 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland has enriched the understanding of Scotland’s rich history, shaping our present and guiding our future, thanks to the unwavering support of its Fellows, funders, and event sponsors. In our Impact Report for June 2022 – May 2023, we look back on just some of the Society’s achievements over the past year….

Consultancy Opportunity: Community Engagement and Development Specialist

22nd November 2023 | Categories: Appointments

We are inviting expressions of interest from a suitably qualified Consultant to undertake consultation (meetings and focus groups) with existing and potential partners to identify needs and opportunities, to develop a database of contacts of organisations, community groups and individuals, to map potential partnerships, and to develop an initial set of potential activities/programmes and evaluation…

Story of ancient Egyptian objects unearthed in Fife published for the first time in PSAS

20th November 2023 | Categories: Publications, Research

The story of the remarkable discovery of a group of Egyptian objects uncovered at Melville House in Fife between 1952 and 1984 is being told in full for the first time in an article published in the upcoming Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. The 18 objects – including a statue head described…

Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2023 Magazine Launched!

9th November 2023 | Categories: Research

  Archaeological updates from across the country have been showcased in the Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2023 magazine, which was launched at the Scottish Archaeological Forum conference in Aberdeen in October. The free online publication shows how Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy is being delivered, by bringing together articles and comments from people and organisations across the country…

Society’s Dig It! Project Celebrates Successful Summer Campaign

22nd September 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

Scotland Digs 2023: Free Days Out campaign showcased the country’s world-class archaeology and more than 20 free events from Shetland to Dumfries & Galloway From 21 June to 22 September, Scotland Digs 2023: Free Days Out compiled fieldwork updates and events for the public through social media and an online hub on the Dig It!…

Councillor vacancies

31st August 2023 | Categories: Appointments

The Society is seeking committed and passionate Fellows of the Society to put themselves forward for election to join its governing Council at the November Anniversary Meeting. We have four spaces to fill; candidates with experience of fundraising and/or of building/construction development are particularly encouraged, as are those with publications management or major project management…

Dig It!’s Summer Campaign Celebrates Scotland’s World-Class Archaeology and Highlights Budget-Friendly Activities for the Public

21st June 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

Now in its fifth iteration, national campaign Scotland Digs 2023: Free Days Out (coordinated by the Society’s Dig It! project) will assemble updates and fieldwork events for the public through social media and an online hub from 21 June to 22 September. Survey, recording and excavation will take place in urban and rural areas across…

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