Author Archives: Simon Gilmour

ScARF Set Their Sights on South West Scotland

12th June 2024 | Categories: ScARF

Launched on 1 June, the South West Scotland Archaeological Research Framework (SWSARF) is a three-year project which will not only review what archaeologists know about the region’s complex past but explore questions still to be answered. The South West is home to a vast array of significant archaeological sites, including some of the earliest evidence…

His Majesty King Charles III Confirms Patronage

4th June 2024 | Categories: Appointments

In May 2024, we received news that His Majesty King Charles III has chosen to continue the monarch’s patronage of the Society following his accession to the throne. Our Royal Charter was first granted to the Society on 6 May 1783 by King George III stating: “And We, considering the laudable intentions of the petitioners and being…

Society Heritage Hub Project: Public Workshop

15th April 2024 | Categories: Consultation, Uncategorised, Up and coming events

Earlier this year, we commissioned the consultancy Horizons Research to gather a wide range of thoughts and ideas from many people on our plan to purchase and develop a nearby building to serve as a new office space for the Society, a meeting place for Fellows, and a space for events, workshops, and much more….

Latest Society Grants Investigate War, Peace, and Crime in Scotland 

5th March 2024 | Categories: Appointments, Uncategorised

Over £11,000 awarded to research projects exploring 13,000 years of Scotland’s past  The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland announced today that it has awarded funding to 10 projects committed to researching stories from Scottish history.  A total of £11,854.40 will be distributed by the Society to investigate the relationship between Iron Age communities and the…

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…

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