Dig It!

Dig It! is a hub for Scottish archaeology.

Thanks to a Scotland-wide network of heritage organisations, museums and archaeological groups, Dig It! is able to source the best events and stories from across the country. This includes free or low-cost activities for participants of all ages on the events listing (no experience required), as well as archaeology articles which explore everything from DNA analysis to myth, legends and folklore


Since 2015, Dig It! has celebrated the best of Scotland’s world-class archaeology


The project’s vision is a Scotland where everyone enjoys archaeology, the mission is to encourage the discovery of Scotland’s stories through archaeology by providing innovative promotion and support to the heritage sector, and the values are inclusivity, innovation and collaboration.


St Kilda is one of ten Scottish sites recreated in Minecraft as part of the ‘Crafting the Past’ project in collaboration with Immersive Minds

Dig It! also runs the annual Scotland Digs campaign to promote the summer dig season, offers free Minecraft maps of Scottish sites through Crafting the Past, helps partner organisations secure funding, coordinates knowledge-sharing events by supporting the Scottish Heritage Social Media Group, and more.


Dig It! is coordinated by the Society and primarily funded by Historic Environment Scotland. Previous iterations – Dig It! 2015 and Dig It! 2017 – were co-ordinated by both the Society and Archaeology Scotland. Highlights from these projects include the Dig Art! 2015 competition, Building History which brought together construction and archaeology students, and the Scotland in Six celebrations on World Heritage Day and Hidden Gems campaign as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.


Visitors to the Dig It! website can explore Scotland’s archaeology through articles and events across the country (© Neil Hanna)

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