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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

October 2021

October Lecture: Searching for the Ice Age Pioneers: Excavations at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle of Islay, Scotland

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Society of Antiquaries of London and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are delighted to announce a joint online lecture for this autumn. Professor Steven Mithen FSAScot will present an lecture focusing on his work at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle of Islay, Scotland.

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Rhind Lectures 2021: Untimely Ends

Sponsored by AOC Archaeology Group, The 2021 Rhind Lectures "Untimely Ends" will be delivered by Professor John Hunter OBE BA PhD FSA FSAScot MCIfA FCSFS, focusing on his research interests in the study of the dead and forensic archaeology. This will be the Society's first hybrid event with the Rhind Lectures that is taking place in the NMS auditorium and online.

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November 2021

November Lecture: ‘Culduthel: An Iron Age craftworking centre in North-East Scotland’

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society, which will take place both in the NMS Auditorium and online. However, it may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. The Iron Age craftworking site of Culduthel was identified near Inverness in 2005.…

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December 2021

December Lecture: “Presbyterianism and Philhellenism, 1821–56”

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society, which will take place both in the NMS Auditorium and online. However, it may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Volunteers from across Europe and the United States joined the fight for Greek…

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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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