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One person in an archaeological trench and another person beside it in a mountainous setting

Society’s Dig It! Project Celebrates Successful Summer Campaign

22nd September 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

Scotland Digs 2023: Free Days Out campaign showcased the country’s world-class archaeology and more than 20 free events from Shetland to Dumfries & Galloway From 21 June to 22 September, Scotland Digs 2023: Free Days Out compiled fieldwork updates and events for the public through social media and an online hub on the Dig It!…

A large group of people surrounding an archaeological trench while filming takes place

Dig It!’s Summer Campaign Celebrates Scotland’s World-Class Archaeology and Highlights Budget-Friendly Activities for the Public

21st June 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

Now in its fifth iteration, national campaign Scotland Digs 2023: Free Days Out (coordinated by the Society’s Dig It! project) will assemble updates and fieldwork events for the public through social media and an online hub from 21 June to 22 September. Survey, recording and excavation will take place in urban and rural areas across…

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…

Archaeological Research in Progress 2023 – Call for Papers

Archaeological Research in Progress 2023 – Call for Papers

20th January 2023 | Categories: Conference, Uncategorised

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference will take place on Saturday 27 May 2023 as a hybrid event, online and in person at the Augustine United Church in central Edinburgh. The Society is managing the event this year (with our partners Archaeology Scotland) and we are keen to put…


Dig It! Shortlisted in Archaeological Achievement Awards 2022

28th October 2022 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) has announced the shortlist for the Archaeological Achievement Awards 2022. The Awards showcase the very best in UK and Irish archaeology through five categories: Archaeological Innovation, Public Dissemination and Presentation, Learning, Training and Skills, Early Career Archaeologist, and Public Engagement and Participation, with winners of these individual awards being…

Great Seal of Scotland presented to the Society in 1783

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…


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…


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…


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…

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