Author Archives: Simon Gilmour

Her Majesty The Queen

9th September 2022 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Society has been saddened by the announcement of the death of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, at Balmoral yesterday. Her Majesty has been our Patron since her accession in 1952 and the Society is deeply indebted to her for an association that has endured for an astonishing seventy years. We shall shortly send a…

Councillor vacancies

15th August 2022 | 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 two spaces to fill; candidates with experience of fundraising and/or of equality and diversity issues are particularly encouraged, but any Fellow willing to contribute to the…

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Statement on Ukraine

20th March 2022 | Categories: Uncategorised

If history teaches us anything it is that warfare and its terrible associated human cost is horrendous. In the 21st century there should be no place for warfare anywhere. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland supports the United Nations in its quest for peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet. The Society also calls…

Society Events Move Online Again

9th December 2021 | Categories: Up and coming events

Following recent new Scottish Government guidance emphasising working from home where possible, the Society has decided to move its lectures and other events back to being fully online. We are doing this to help protect our staff and those others with whom we work to host in-person hybrid events at this time, and we hope you…

Picts to be Brought to Life in New Game Based on Ground-Breaking Research

6th December 2021 | Categories: Research

Over 1,300 years ago, the Picts defeated the Northumbrians to become the leading political force in what is now Scotland. Now Carved in Stone, a new collaboration between tabletop roleplaying game designers and archaeologists, is bringing to life an exciting period of Scottish history for storytellers, players, and heritage enthusiasts of all ages. Created by Dungeons on a…

Request for Fellows to stand for Council

27th September 2021 | Categories: Appointments

The Society is seeking at least three committed and passionate Fellows to put themselves forward to be Councillors. As a registered charity the Councillors form the Board of Trustees of the Society. Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are invited to put themselves forward by the submission of an application form (details below)….

Just published: SAIR 96!

18th August 2021 | Categories: Publications

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website. The most recent paper reports on excavations in 2001 at East Barns, East Lothian. The Society gratefully acknowledges the funding of AOC Archaeology Group towards the publication of this paper. To read the abstract…

Help Us Uncover the Forgotten Stories of Scottish Archaeology

18th August 2021 | Categories: Research, Uncategorised

We are pleased to announce our latest project, Forgotten Stories, led by Dr Nela Scholma-Mason FSAScot and Dr Jeff Sanders FSAScot, in collaboration with TrowelBlazers and North East Scotland College and supported by AOC Archaeology Group. Forgotten Stories is a film and documentary series, accompanied by articles and blog posts. These focus on the lives of…

Just published: SAIR 95!

16th July 2021 | Categories: Publications

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website. The most recent paper reports on excavations at Thainstone Business Park in Aberdeenshire. The Society gratefully acknowledges the funding of Axiom Project Services Limited and Thainstone LLP towards the publication of this paper. To read…

Dig It! Announces Partnership with Jambo! Radio and the Archaeology Podcast Network

14th July 2021 | Categories: Partnership, Uncategorised

In partnership with Jambo! Radio and the Archaeology Podcast Network, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s Dig It! project has announced a series of radio interviews and podcast episodes to coincide with the Scotland Digs 2021 campaign. Coordinated by Dig It!, a hub for Scottish archaeology, the campaign is shining a spotlight on Scotland’s world-class…

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