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Just published: SAIR 100

26th September 2022 | Categories: Publications

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new Scottish Archaeological Internet Report, available now via the SAIR website.

SAIR 100: The excavation of a prehistoric settlement at Lower Slackbuie, Inverness

by Claire Christie and Magnar Dalland

with contributions from Laura Bailey, Owain Scholma-Mason and Hugo Anderson-Whymark

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Summary: The expansion of Inverness southwards has led to the uncovering of a landscape rich in archaeological activity, dating from the Neolithic period onwards. The abundance of archaeological evidence as been interpreted as indicating that the area was a hub for prehistoric activity (Hatherley & Murray 2021). The excavation of an area at Lower Slackbuie by Headland Archaeology in 2019 revealed evidence for Neolithic activity overlain by a series of seven roundhouses and a palisade enclosure. The later prehistoric activity likely occurred from the middle-late Bronze Age through to the Iron Age. The site at Lower Slackbuie can be linked to neighbouring sites, adding to an increasingly vibrant picture of prehistoric activity that took place south of Inverness.

The Society gratefully acknowledges funding from Robertson Partnership Homes towards the publication of this paper.


An interactive map has recently been added to the SAIR hosting platform, so you can now search all 100 issues of the journal by site locations across the country. Access the map and start browsing here.

This is also the first SAIR issue available in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) allowing for conversion between different presentations, such as a mobile-friendly webpage, braille, large print or synthetic speech. This innovation makes SAIR more accessible for people using devices other than computers to read the journal and for those with print disabilities. It also means that the Society is delivering on its commitment to the FAIR principles for scientific data management and stewardship (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets).

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