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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Text Giving – a new way to donate to the Society

6th July 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Society has registered with Donr, a Text Giving service provider, so that we can now offer text giving to anyone who wishes to make a monetary donation to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Text Giving is a quick and easy way of giving a donation to the Society. All you need is your mobile…

Reminder – Annual Subscription due 1st July

Reminder – Annual Subscription due 1st July

1st July 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

Dear All, Annual Fellowship subscriptions are due on the 1st of July 2021.  If you have not yet paid your subscription, please do so at your earliest convenience. We understand that due to the Coronavirus pandemic some Fellows may be experiencing financial difficulties. Therefore, Society Trustees have agreed that any Fellow in financial hardship due…

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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…

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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…

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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%…

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Society Intervenes to Stop the Sale of Human Remains at an Edinburgh Auction House

15th March 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

“You are talking about part of a human body, a person, someone’s son or daughter and it should be treated with respect.” – Dr Simon Gilmour, Director of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Late on Thursday 4 March, the Society was made aware that a human skull was set to be sold at an Edinburgh auction house on…

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