The Society is pleased to announce that Volume 150 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 Neolithic to the 20th century. This year’s journal also contains six Open Access papers, available to all, continuing our mission to promote Scottish heritage to as wide an audience as possible.
We are delighted to announce that three of the papers in this year’s journal have received awards for their contributions to scholarship. Dr Nela M A Scholma-Mason received the RBK Stevenson Award in recognition of her article ‘Eliza D’Oyly Traill Burroughs (1849–1908): a voice from the ‘Unrecorded Past’’, Dr Rachel Meredith Davis received the Murray Prize for her article ‘Material evidence? Re-approaching elite women’s seals and charters in late medieval Scotland’ and Tobias Mörtz, Matthew G Knight, Trevor Cowie and Jane Flint received the Chalmers-Jervise Prize for their article ‘Peelhill Farm: a possible Late Bronze Age weapon sacrifice in Lanarkshire’.
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: journals.socantscot.org All papers are free to view after the initial two-year embargo period, while the most recent two years are available only to Society Fellows.
Obituary: Professor John Morton Coles
The Newton Stones and writing in Pictland, part 1: location, landscape, and historical background
Possible Neolithic ard marks and field boundaries at Wellhill and Cranberry, Perth and Kinross, and an evaluation of current physical evidence for Neolithic farming in Scotland
Kenneth Brophy and Dene Wright
The enamelled baldric of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray (c 1280–1332): Scottish or French enamelling?
Kellie Lodging, 23 High Street, Pittenweem, Fife: a reappraisal of its origins and history
R Anthony Lodge
Tracing the lines: Scottish Grooved Ware trajectories beyond Orkney
Mike Copper, Derek Hamilton and Alex Gibson
Miss Christian MacLagan, pioneer Victorian antiquary and archaeologist: her early life, family and social context
A survey of Roman, medieval and post-medieval coin finds from Scotland 2011–15
Carl E Savage, Emily A Freeman and Ella B Paul
William David Hamilton Sellar, MVO, BA, LLB, LLD, FRHistS, FSAScot: a memoir
Hector L MacQueen
Dormount Hope: medieval deer trap, park or hay?
Piers Dixon and John Gilbert
Unusual Roman Iron Age burials on the Links of Pierowall, Westray, Orkney
James Graham-Campbell and Fraser Hunter
Shifting perspectives on 1st-millennia Scotland
The military uses of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh in the First World War
Gordon J Barclay
Peelhill Farm: a possible Late Bronze Age weapon sacrifice in Lanarkshire
Tobias Mörtz, Matthew G Knight, Trevor Cowie and Jane Flint
This paper was awarded the Chalmers-Jervise Award
Reconstructing the childhood diet of individuals buried with the Pictish monastic community at Portmahomack
Jyoti Stuart-Lawson and Shirley Curtis-Summers
The Newton Stones and writing in Pictland, part 2: the Newton Stone ogham, Pictish Latin-letter alphabetic inscription and the Pictish symbol system
Iron Age construction and Early Medieval reuse of crannogs in Loch Awe, Argyll: new radiocarbon dates and analysis
Jon C Henderson, Mark W Holley and Michael J Stratigos
Whaling in Iron Age to post-medieval Scotland: a zooarchaeological and biomolecular study of cetacean remains from selected sites in Caithness, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands
Youri van den Hurk and Krista McGrath
The medieval castle of Dun Aros: buildings archaeology and chronological consistency on the shores of the Sound of Mull
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