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Dig It! Reveals Annual List of Amazing Archaeological Discoveries

13th December 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

Dig It!, a hub for Scottish archaeology coordinated by the Society, has compiled their annual list of some of the biggest discoveries from the year to raise awareness of the archaeological work that takes place across the country. A possible Neolithic “hall”, a Bronze Age ritual cremation cemetery, and an “elite” Iron Age hillfort are…

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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…


New Impact Report Presents Recent Society Achievements

27th November 2023 | Categories: Uncategorised

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland has enriched the understanding of Scotland’s rich history, shaping our present and guiding our future, thanks to the unwavering support of its Fellows, funders, and event sponsors. In our Impact Report for June 2022 – May 2023, we look back on just some of the Society’s achievements over the past year….

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!…

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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…

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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…

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