Category Archives: Competition

Society Tartan Design Competition

Society Tartan Design Competition

6th March 2020 | Categories: Competition

To celebrate the Society’s 240th anniversary at the end of this year the Society is delighted to announce it is holding a Design Competition. In the run up to our next Anniversary Meeting we would like to produce a Society tartan and register it with the Scottish Register of Tartans. The new tartan could feature…

Scotland in Six Hidden Gems winners

Six Stunning Sites Unearthed in Search for Scotland’s Hidden Gems

1st August 2017 | Categories: Competition

Winners chosen by popular vote include Viking-era monuments, a “castle on the hill” and a medieval burial ground Dig It! 2017, the year-long celebration of archaeology, has been coordinating the Scotland-wide search. Over 12,000 votes have been cast over the last two months and with the polls now closed, the winners have been revealed: Govan…

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Scotland’s Hidden Gems Shortlist Unveiled and Voting Opens

1st June 2017 | Categories: Competition

Sites across Scotland are vying for votes as part of Dig It! 2017’s year-long celebration of archaeology.       Dig It! 2017 is inviting the public to crown Scotland’s six most spectacular Hidden Gems. Entries include a hill fort with rumoured links to Arthurian legend, Viking-age monuments tucked away in Govan and a mausoleum…

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Society wins award!

7th March 2017 | Categories: Competition

The Society has won the CV Magazine 2017 Large Business Award for Best Scottish History Organisation. Created by a highly experienced and passionate team of business experts, advisors and insiders, Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine provides discerning readers worldwide with a wealth of news, features and comment on the corporate issues of the day.  Of the…

The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Publications: Increasing the visibility of Society collections

14th April 2016 | Categories: Competition, Publications

The Publications department at the Society recently made a successful funding bid to Publishing Scotland as part of their ‘Go-Digital’ Fund. This will allow the Society to use their out-of-print books, which are currently hosted on the Archaeology Data Service servers as PDF files, as a pilot project for bringing the content of archived publications…


Collecting the Nation: Scottish history, patriotism and antiquarianism after Scott, (1832-91)

16th March 2016 | Categories: Appointments, Competition, Research

The Society is delighted to support a funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award from the University of Glasgow and National Museums Scotland.  The student will critically examine the interface between the development of modern Scottish historiographical traditions and the evolution of the collections of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, in the under-researched period 1832-1891, from the…

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Travelling Scholarship available for Australian Conference of Celtic Studies

15th March 2016 | Categories: Competition, Conference, International Fellowship, Research, Up and coming events

This year is turning into a year of the Celts: the major exhibition at the National Museums Scotland, the Europa conference by the Prehistoric Society, our own lecture on the Celts by Fellow Dr Fraser Hunter, and now an opportunity for one lucky scholar to attend the 9th Australian Conference of Celtic Studies in Sydney,…

Marion O’Neil’s work comes from the Papil Stone in Shetland, and features a “bizarre and enigmatic image”: two bird-headed figures pecking a human head. ‘Papil Stone, Shetland’ was a runner-up in the ‘Putting the Art in Archaeology’ over 25 category as part of Dig Art! 2015.

Dig Art! 2015 Winners Announced

26th August 2015 | Categories: Competition

Scotland’s creative potential has been revealed as part of a nation-wide archaeology, art and photography competition. Dig Art! 2015 received hundreds of spectacular entries from across Scotland, from paintings and photographs, to cakes and cartoons. Participants ranged from five years old up all the way up to 70, and they all took their inspiration from…

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Dig Art! 2015: Archaeology, Art and Photography Competition Deadline 19th July

2nd June 2015 | Categories: Competition

Closing date – Sunday 19th July. Get creative now! Grab your cameras, pencils, paintbrushes and trowels because Dig Art! 2015 is uncovering Scotland’s creative potential through archaeology. Winning entries from this art and photography competition will be exhibited as massive banners in Glasgow as part of the European Association of Archaeologists Glasgow 2015 Conference and…

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