Author Archives: Simon Gilmour

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…

Society’s Dig It! Project Launches Scotland Digs 2021 Campaign

21st June 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

The summer dig season returns with fieldwork planned from Dumfries & Galloway to Shetland. Scotland is shining a spotlight on its world-class archaeology this summer with Scotland Digs 2021. Now in its third year, the campaign will bring together live updates and events for members of the public from 21 June to 22 September. After…

Help Celebrate Composer Felix Yaniewicz

15th June 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

An exciting project is underway to celebrate Felix Yaniewicz  (1762-1848) for his role in founding Edinburgh’s first music festival in 1815. Yaniewicz was a Polish-Lithuanian violin virtuoso and composer, who began his career in the Polish Royal Chapel, played for Mozart and Haydn in Vienna, and after spells in Italy and Paris, fled the French Revolution…

Our COVID-19 Response – 2021 Update

2nd June 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

As the time to renew Society subscriptions approaches (due 1st July 2021), we are very aware of the financial strain our Fellows may be experiencing as a result of the continued upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Society Trustees have agreed that any Fellow suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19 can receive a 25%…

Book Funding Appeal: Radar in Scotland, 1938–46

2nd April 2021 | Categories: Research

Do you want to learn more about the history of radar in Scotland? The Society is working with Ian Brown, an Assistant Curator of Aviation at the National Museum of Flight, on the first published history of ground radar in Scotland during WWII. We depend on publication grants for our books, usually provided by other organisations,…

Society Grants over £26,000 to Support Research into Scotland’s Past

23rd March 2021 | Categories: Research

The Society Council Trustees have awarded £26,319 to fifteen projects examining a wide range of topics from manuscript research to excavations investigating Mesolithic activity in the highlands. A key part of our charitable activity is to support and encourage research into Scotland’s past. Grants not only help create greater knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s heritage but…

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