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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,…


SAIRs 73 & 74 now available

15th December 2017 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of two new Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports, available now at the Archaeology Data Service. SAIR was established in 2000 to publish freely accessible, fully peer-reviewed archaeological information. The most recent papers treat two historic excavations, at Achanduin Castle, Aryll (1970-5) and Cramond Roman Fort and Annexe, Edinburgh…


Romans, Picts, Steampunks and Guerrilla Knitters to Celebrate Scotland’s Six Iconic Sites

30th March 2017 | Categories: Uncategorised

Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites will be celebrated with six coordinated events for the first time on World Heritage Day Picts will race Romans at the Antonine Wall, knitters will descend on New Lanark and musicians will do battle in Edinburgh. Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites will feature in six different events on World…

Dig It! TV team of volunteers awarded commendation

Dig It! TV team of volunteers awarded commendation

24th October 2016 | Categories: Uncategorised

Thanks to the dedicated Dig It! TV team of volunteers spending hours researching, writing, presenting, directing, filming and editing each video Dig It! TV was shortlisted for the ‘Sharing and Celebrating’ category, along with the fantastic Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust and The Friends of Kinneil, in this year’s Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. The award ceremony took place last…

Udal, North Uist. Archaeologists and volunteers at work

Udal, North Uist Project Update

17th December 2015 | Categories: Research, Uncategorised

Read the latest update on Udal from Mark Hall FSA Scot. The latest phase of post-excavation research on the smallest site (RUX6) of the Udal, North Uist has just recommenced, funded by Historic Environment Scotland and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. The main aim of the analysis and research is to produce a comprehensive account of…

New Fellows at the Anniversary Meeting 2015

President welcomes newly elected Fellows

3rd December 2015 | Categories: Uncategorised

We are delighted to say that one hundred and sixty nine new Fellows were elected at the 2015 Anniversary Meeting on Monday 30th November! Here is our President Dr David Caldwell with some of our new Fellows. Following the formal proceedings Fellows old and new had the opportunity meet and share enthusiasm and expertise.  …

A Tiny Enclave of Social Action

A Tiny Enclave of Social Action – free talk 9 Dec, Edinburgh

30th November 2015 | Categories: Lecture, Uncategorised

Elizabeth Darling, Reader in Architectural History at Oxford Brookes University, will be presenting a free lecture on her research into how women contributed to the reform and transformation of urban environments from the 1890s to the 1950s. Elizabeth received a Research Grant to support her work. All Fellows are invited to attend the talk at 6.30pm,…

Archaeology & Fellows at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Archaeology & Fellows at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

22nd October 2015 | Categories: Uncategorised

Before the invention of writing, the landscape was a book of stories and meanings. Mythographer Stuart McHardy FSA Scot and archaeologist Alison Sheridan FSA Scot explore the rich archaeology of the Ballachulish ‘goddess’ and the surrounding landscape, and debate how those who lived there in centuries past might have imagined and connected with their environment….

Underwater at Loch Kinord – ongoing research in North East Scotland

Underwater at Loch Kinord – ongoing research in North East Scotland

20th October 2015 | Categories: Uncategorised

Hot off the press blog from Michael Stratigos, University of Aberdeen on underwater research into Castle Island, Loch Kinord. The project was awarded a Society grant and is a great example of how we support current work in the field.

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