Get Involved

There are many ways you can help the Society thrive – by actively recruiting new members, championing the work of the Society with colleagues or promoting Society events, grant and awards in your networks.

Between 2014 and 2019, Fellow Dr James Donaldson organised an annual Fellows’ Dinner in Melbourne, Australia. Taking place in April and provided a great opportunity for Fellows in Australia to meet, share research and find out more about Scotland’s past.

Society President Dr David Caldwell enjoys the company of Australian Fellows

Society President (2014-2020) Dr David Caldwell enjoys the company of Australian Fellows

Between 2016 and 2019, Fellow Hope Vere Anderson organised a Fellows’ Dinner in Atlanta, USA, during the weekend of the Stone Mountain Highland Games in October.

In 2015, Fellow Professor Adam Cumming volunteered with the Dig It! team to help develop Lifelong Learning material. Starting with Middle Ages in Aberdeenshire, Adam helped create a linked programme of learning resources.

Fellow Adam Cumming volunteering with the Dig It! 2015 project manager Dr Jeff Sanders

Here Professor Adam Cumming meets Dr Jeff Sanders Dig It! Project Manager.

In 2015, Fellow Peter Thierfeldt opened his beautiful garden to help support a Dig It! 2015 project. As well as raising funds, the event helped highlight the work of the Society to a new audience.



Please contact the Society (or Honorary Secretaries, James and Hope directly) if you would like more information and would like to attend the annual Fellows’ Dinners.


If you would like to share ideas or offer your support in different ways to help arrange events and grow Fellowship please contact the Society.

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