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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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Great Seal of Scotland presented to the Society in 1783

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland promotes the understanding and enjoyment of Scotland’s past.  It does this by supporting and facilitating research, advocating the protection of cultural heritage, and ensuring that our knowledge of the past is shared as widely as possible.

Upcoming Events

April 2021

April Lecture and Election – “The Knights Templar and Historical Revisionism in the Modern Era” by Dr Rory MacLellan

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Image from Matthew Paris Manuscript

Dr Rory MacLellan presents a lecture on the conspiracy theories around the Templars, or groups inspired by them, and how this fame has also led to darker appropriations.

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May 2021

Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2021 (Times to be confirmed)

May 29

The annual day conference for archaeological research will be hosted online in collaboration with Archaeology Scotland.

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June 2021

June Lecture “The Public and Private Worlds of Sir Walter Scott”

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

As well as a renowned writer and novelist, a keen antiquary and collector, Sir Walter Scott was President of the RSE and was also Vice President of the SoAoS and long-term Fellow of both societies.

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September 2022

Summer Excursion – Postponed to 2022

16th September 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 18th September 2022 @ 5:00 pm

SUMMER EXCURSION: Isle of Bute During these unprecedented times of COVID-19 pandemic we are following official government updates and note that social distancing measures will be in place for some time. As a result the Summer Excursion did not take place in September 2020 as planned, and will be rescheduled for September next year, 2022. It will be an opportunity to see, explore, and learn more about Bute’s fascinating heritage. We will be joined by archaeologist and guide Mr Paul Duffy…

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