Category Archives: Research

Audrey Henshall

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…

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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…

A person assembling core-collecting apparatus at Loch na Claise. The crannog can be seen in the background to the right.

Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2023 Magazine Launched!

9th November 2023 | Categories: Research

  Archaeological updates from across the country have been showcased in the Celebrating Archaeology in Scotland 2023 magazine, which was launched at the Scottish Archaeological Forum conference in Aberdeen in October. The free online publication shows how Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy is being delivered, by bringing together articles and comments from people and organisations across the country…

Digital reconstruction of a medieval castle, surrounded by a wooden fence and ditch, with additional thatched buildings outside

Society Grants Add Colour to Scotland’s Past

25th April 2023 | Categories: Research

Over £26,000 awarded to research projects exploring more than 10,000 years of Scotland’s past The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland announced today that it has awarded funding to 15 archaeological and historical projects committed to researching stories from Scottish history. A total of £26,251.00 will be distributed by the Society to investigate Scottish rock art…

Photo of a carved runestone slab with an interpretation board

Viking-Age Runestone Unveiled in New Edinburgh Home

31st March 2023 | Categories: Consultation, Partnership, Research, Uncategorised

In March, the Society was delighted to attend the unveiling of Edinburgh’s 1,000-year-old runestone in its new home on the University of Edinburgh campus. This event celebrated the completion of the stone’s conservation, relocation and interpretation; a project which has involved a range of organisations and people, including the Society, the University of Edinburgh, the…

Photo of a tour group in winter clothing walking around a large standing stone circle dusted with snow

ScARF and Dig It! Attend SIRFA Symposium in Orkney

30th March 2023 | Categories: Conference, Research

In March, the ScARF and Dig It! teams attended the SIRFA research symposium in Kirkwall, Orkney. Scotland’s Island Research Framework for Archaeology (SIRFA) is a four year project to develop and disseminate a regional research framework for the Western Isles, Shetland and Orkney, set within a broader, island-wide archaeological research framework for Scotland. Coordinated by ScARF, the project began in July 2018…


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…


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…

Book Funding Appeal: Radar in Scotland, 1938–46

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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