News  |  Posted June 25, 2024

Published: SAIR 106

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website. SAIR 106: Cowhides and motorcars: the history of Beaverbank Tannery by Morag Cross, Magnar Dalland and Debora Moretti Click here to view the publication: doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2024.106 Summary: The proposed development at Beaverbank Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh led to the excavation of the remains …

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Published: SAIR 106

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website. SAIR 106: Cowhides and motorcars: the history of Beaverbank Tannery by Morag Cross, Magnar Dalland and Debora Moretti Click here to view the publication: doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2024.106 Summary: The proposed development at Beaverbank Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh led to the excavation of the remains …

News  |  Posted June 20, 2024

Dig It! Launches Annual Summer Fieldwork Campaign

On 20 June, the Society’s Dig It! project launched Scotland Digs 2024 to celebrate the country’s world-leading archaeology and raise awareness of our links with other parts of the globe with this year’s “International Connections” theme. Now in its sixth iteration, the national campaign is assembling fieldwork updates and events for the public through social media and an online hub …

News  |  Posted June 12, 2024

ScARF Set their Sights on South West Scotland

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 of human occupation in Scotland at Starr …

News  |  Posted June 4, 2024

His Majesty King Charles III Confirms Patronage

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 desirous of promoting so useful …

News  |  Posted April 3, 2024

New open access e-book: The Lands of Ancient Lothian

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform. The Lands of Ancient Lothian: Interpreting the Archaeology of the A1 by Olivia Lelong and Gavin MacGregor Click here to access the e-book: https://doi.org/10.9750/9781908332332 From 2001 to 2004, a programme of archaeological work was conducted during upgrading of …

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New open access e-book: The Lands of Ancient Lothian

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform. The Lands of Ancient Lothian: Interpreting the Archaeology of the A1 by Olivia Lelong and Gavin MacGregor Click here to access the e-book: https://doi.org/10.9750/9781908332332 From 2001 to 2004, a programme of archaeological work was conducted during upgrading of …

News  |  Posted March 5, 2024

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

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 Roman army almost 2,000 years ago, violent …

News  |  Posted January 23, 2024

New open access e-book: On the Fringe of Neolithic Europe

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform. On the Fringe of Neolithic Europe: Excavation of a Chambered Cairn on the Holm of Papa Westray, Orkney by Anna Ritchie Click here to access the e-book: https://doi.org/10.9750/9781908332318 The stalled cairn of Holm of Papa Westray North (OR K 21) …

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New open access e-book: On the Fringe of Neolithic Europe

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform. On the Fringe of Neolithic Europe: Excavation of a Chambered Cairn on the Holm of Papa Westray, Orkney by Anna Ritchie Click here to access the e-book: https://doi.org/10.9750/9781908332318 The stalled cairn of Holm of Papa Westray North (OR K 21) …

News  |  Posted December 19, 2023

New open access e-book: The Moon and the Bonfire

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform. The Moon and the Bonfire: An Investigation of Three Stone Circles in North-East Scotland by Richard Bradley Click here to access the e-book: https://doi.org/10.9750/9781908332325 This volume presents the result of three excavations and two field walking surveys in Aberdeenshire. …

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New open access e-book: The Moon and the Bonfire

The Society is pleased to announce the release of this title as an open access e-book, now available through the Open Access E-Books platform. The Moon and the Bonfire: An Investigation of Three Stone Circles in North-East Scotland by Richard Bradley Click here to access the e-book: https://doi.org/10.9750/9781908332325 This volume presents the result of three excavations and two field walking surveys in Aberdeenshire. …

News  |  Posted December 14, 2023

Published: SAIR 105

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website. SAIR 105: Hume Village and Castle: the setting of a late medieval stronghold and post medieval folly in the Scottish Borders by Ian Hill and Michelle Gamble with contributions from Derek Hall, George Haggarty, K Robin Murdoch, Fraser Hunter, Calum Robertson, …

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Published: SAIR 105

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website. SAIR 105: Hume Village and Castle: the setting of a late medieval stronghold and post medieval folly in the Scottish Borders by Ian Hill and Michelle Gamble with contributions from Derek Hall, George Haggarty, K Robin Murdoch, Fraser Hunter, Calum Robertson, …

News  |  Posted December 13, 2023

Dig It! Reveals Annual List of Amazing Archaeological Discoveries

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 among the most ground-breaking finds. …