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Available now! PSAS 149

30th November 2020 | Categories: Publications

The Society is pleased to announce that Volume 149 of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is now available to Fellows via our journal platform, hosted by the University of Edinburgh Library. The papers in this year’s volume cover aspects of Scotland’s past from the Iron Age to the 19th century. This year’s journal also contains one Open Access paper, available to all, continuing our mission to promote Scottish heritage to as wide an audience as possible.

We are delighted to announce that one of the papers in this year’s journal has received an award for their contributions to scholarship. Dr Clarisse Godard Desmarest received the RBK Stevenson Award in recognition of her article ‘John Ritchie Findlay (1824-98): architectural patron and philanthropist’.

Please see the Table of Contents for this year’s Proceedings below and follow the links to read the articles.

The full backlist of issues can be explored via our journal website: All papers are free to view after the in

itial two-year embargo period, while the most recent two years are available only to Society Fellows.

Dryburgh, west doorway. © Aonghus MacKechnie

Dryburgh, west doorway. © Aonghus MacKechnie

Obituary: Dr Harry Aubrey Woodruff Burl
Alex Gibson


Clanranald’s inland Uist waterway: fact or fiction?
Stewart Angus


Torwood Broch: the reassessment of a Complex Atlantic Roundhouse near Falkirk
Murray Cook, Graeme Cavers, Gemma Cruickshanks, Gemma Hudson, Fraser Hunter and Fiona McGibbon


The Earl of Buchan’s political landscape at Dryburgh, 1786–1829
Aonghus MacKechnie


Survey and excavation at an Iron Age enclosure complex on Turin Hill and environs
James O’Driscoll and Gordon Noble


‘Tuesday Morning’, the schoolboy and Mann: early medieval burials at Holm Park near Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland
Nyree Finlay, Paul Duffy, Dene Wright, Adrián Maldonado and Ruby Cerón-Carrasco


La Roundele, Berwick-upon-Tweed: a lost southern broch?
Catherine Kent


Dun Ara: a Norse-period ‘harbour’ in Mull?
James Petre


New dates for enclosed sites in north-east Scotland: results of excavations by the Northern Picts project
Gordon Noble, James O’Driscoll, Cathy MacIver, Edouard Masson-MacLean and Oskar Sveinbjarnarson


John Ritchie Findlay (1824–98): architectural patron and philanthropist
Clarisse Godard Desmarest
This paper was awarded the RBK Stevenson Award


Old Kinord, Aberdeenshire: survey and excavation at an Iron Age settlement on Deeside
Tanja Romankiewicz, Richard Bradley and Amanda Clarke


Protecting a Pict?: further thoughts on the inscribed silver chape from St Ninian’s Isle, Shetland
Katherine Forsyth


Castle Camus, Isle of Skye: buildings, materials and radiocarbon analysis in the borderlands of medieval Sleat
Mark Thacker


It’s never too early to start thinking about your submission for next journal! If you are interested in submitting your research for volume 151, please check our submission guidelines or contact for more information.

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