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Anniversary Meeting and AGM 2021

11th November 2021 | Categories: Anniversary Meeting, Event


The Society will be hosting its first ever hybrid Anniversary Meeting on St Andrew’s Day Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 12noon GMT.

The event will be in person at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL and online as a Zoom meeting.

It will start at the earlier time of 12noon GMT, with a short lecture and then reception and buffet lunch at the end as usual.  To register for the Anniversary Meeting please follow the instructions below. Numbers are restricted to 85 people in person, so book early to avoid disappointment.

As per the previous year all ballots for Fellows with email addresses will be online with a deadline of 12 noon GMT Monday 29th November 2021, in advance of the meeting itself; closing with enough time to allow the votes to be independently examined and verified and the results tallied.  The ballots are open now and you can access them using the links below.  Only Fellows can vote in these elections, and once you have voted for each item your ballot will be closed and you will be unable to reconsider, so please take your time to read the instructions.

ANNIVERSARY MEETING AGENDA (also available as a PDF here):

1. Welcome by the President
2. To approve the Minutes of the last Lecture meeting, 8 November 2021
3. Closure of the Ballots formalised
4. The Treasurer’s Annual Report (the Abbreviated Accounts 2021 available here as a PDF full Trustees’ Annual Report and Financial Statement 2020-21 available as a PDF here)
5. The Director’s Annual Report
6. Presentation of the RBK Stevenson Award
7. Presentation of the Murray Prize for History
8. Presentation of the Chalmers-Jervise Prize
9. The result of the Ballots
a. Fellows
b. Office Bearers and Council Members
10. The President’s Address
11. AOCB

Followed by a short talk by Sophie Flynn, Treasure Trove Unit, National Museums Scotland, on “’Treasure Trove in Scotland: Updates and Exciting Finds

Wine and buffet.

This will be both in-person and a Zoom meeting, and you need to register in advance to attend.

Register in advance on Eventbrite for the event:

Anniversary Meeting Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


When registering you will need to provide a phone number to comply with the Augustine United Church Test and Trace policy. Your details will be used in line with this policy. Proposed Fellows will also be contacted and invited to attend.

We are pleased to offer you an exclusive discount to use in our online shop on Saint Andrew’s Day!

The discount code standrews21 entitles you to free postage & packing in addition to the Fellow’s discount on all books and our sterling silver pin badge in the Society online shop.

The code is valid on Tuesday 30 November through Wednesday 1 December (midnight) only. Simply enter the code at checkout to redeem the discount. (Note: Be sure to select ‘free shipping’ in the order summary to take advantage of the discount code. If you do not select ‘free shipping’ then postage and packing will still be added).


Voting for new Fellows
Use the link in the agenda or here: to vote new Fellows to the Society.

Please follow the instructions on the page, once you have pressed the Submit Vote button at the very bottom of the page you will not be able to change your vote.

There are a large number of candidates for Fellowship so we have enabled the FOR vote for all candidates in this election to make voting easier.

Voting for Office Bearers and Council Members
Use the link in the agenda or here: to vote Trustees to the Society.

Please follow the instructions on the page, once you have pressed the Submit Vote button on the page you will not be able to change your vote.

There are five places available as Councillors in addition to the Treasurer post and eleven candidates. This is therefore a contested election. Votes ‘For’ and ‘Against’ will initially be tallied, with the scrutineers required to reject any candidate with a majority of votes cast ‘Against’ (but excluding abstentions). In Stage 2, numbers of ‘For’ votes will be tallied. The five candidates with most ‘For’ votes will be elected as Trustees. In the event of a tie for places the number of ‘Against’ votes for those candidates will be tallied, and the candidate with fewest ‘Against’ votes brought forward for election. Should this process result in a continued tie a vote in the room will be taken with a simple majority of votes cast there required.

For all voting there is the option to abstain.

COVID Precautions

To ensure all attendees and members of staff follow have a safe and enjoyable experience at these events, please make sure you adhere to the following rules:

If you have any problems with any part of this Anniversary Meeting process please contact in the first instance.

On behalf of all the Society staff, I am looking forward to seeing as many Fellows as possible on St Andrew’s Day!

Dr Simon Gilmour
Director of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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