Category Archives: Uncategorised


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…

Call for Papers – Early Medieval Kingship

Call for Papers – Early Medieval Kingship

7th December 2020 | Categories: Conference, Uncategorised

Have something to say about early medieval kingship in Scotland? The Places of Royal Power and Ritual in Early Medieval Scotland and Europe Conference will be held in Perth on 18 June 2021, and now is your chance to take part. The aim of the conference is to explore the diverse range of evidence for early…

New Society President and Treasurer

New Society President and Treasurer

3rd December 2020 | Categories: Appointments, Uncategorised

Following our AGM and Anniversary Meeting on Saint Andrew’s Day 2020, we are happy to announce the newly elected President and the newly elected Treasurer of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. We are very pleased to have Ian and Kenneth join our team, and look forward to working with them on several exciting new projects…

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Important Update – Fellowship Applications 2020

14th September 2020 | Categories: Uncategorised

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online application form. To ensure that we receive your new Fellowship application before the deadline, please download and complete the editable pdf Fellowship Application Form and send it via email to Your application will be treated in confidence and, if accepted, offered for election by the Fellowship at the Society Anniversary Meeting…

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Our Society Covid-19 Response – update

29th June 2020 | Categories: Uncategorised

We hope that you are keeping safe and well.  As the time to renew Society subscriptions approaches, we want to let you know that we are very aware of the financial strain our Fellows may be experiencing as a result of the unprecedented and continued upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Society Trustees have…

The Scottish and European flag, and Keith Haring’s ‘Tuttomondo’, 1989

Scottish Network Warns of Unintended Damage to Scotland’s Historical Relationship with Europe

26th June 2020 | Categories: Research, Uncategorised

The Scottish Network for Nineteenth-Century European Cultures – SNNEC – has warned of the damaging effects of closing down Modern Languages departments in UK universities. SNNEC recently explored Scottish and European connections and exchanges with ‘nations-in-the-making’ during the nineteenth century, reflecting on what knowledge then offers us now, through a series of academic workshops and…

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland response to Black Lives Matter

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland response to Black Lives Matter

15th June 2020 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to securing racial justice in the Scottish heritage sector and beyond. But we have work to do. For almost 240 years, our mission has been “to actively support the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past”. We believe…

Fellowship Direct Debit payments

Fellowship Direct Debit payments

1st July 2019 | Categories: Uncategorised

This is a message for all those Fellows currently paying their subscription by Direct Debit.  You will have received a letter last week notifying you that this would be collected on or just after 1st July. However, we have just recently moved to a new financial and database package and unfortunately for technical reasons we…

Photo of Professor Roger Mercer OBE MA FSA FRSE HonFSA Scot HonMCIfA

Professor Roger Mercer OBE, MA, FSA, FRSE, HonFSA Scot, HonMCIfA

11th December 2018 | Categories: Uncategorised

At the Society lecture meeting on the evening of 10th December we held a minutes silence for our Honorary Fellow and past President, Roger Mercer, who very sadly passed away suddenly on Monday the 3rd December 2018. Our thoughts are with his family; he will be sorely missed. A private funeral will be held with…

Image of the front of the 2018 Rhind Lectures leaflet

2018 Rhind Lectures now online

2nd October 2018 | Categories: Uncategorised

We are very pleased to announce that the recording of the 2018 Rhind Lectures is now free to view on our website.  Please head over to our Resources section, tick “video” and search for Rhind for a full list.  The Rhind Lectures this year were presented twice including in Rhind’s hometown of Wick in Caithness, Scotland,…

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