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Our Society Covid-19 Response

17th March 2020 | Categories: Uncategorised

cnip_illus_2-pngWe hope that you are keeping safe and well. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Society’s offices at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh will be closed until further notice. Staff are working from home where practicable and we shall endeavour to keep the website updated with relevant information and send Fellowship emails when appropriate. Contact with staff via e-mail remains. However, given the closure of schools and other unprecedented changes please bear with us, it may take some time to respond.  We will not be able to answer telephone calls or mail correspondence until we can return to the office.

As with many organisations around the globe that arrange events, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is in the process of reviewing our event calendar for 2020 and making contingency plans around the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, while we can still take orders for pin badges we will not be able to send these out until staff can return to the office. Book orders currently remain unaffected, so please take the opportunity to read up on Scotland’s past, and we will advise if this changes on our website.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is committed to following the latest Government and Public Health advice on events and public gatherings. Such advice currently states that all non-essential social contact with other people should be avoided. Those at risk or with underlying health issues are being advised to self-isolate and advice is changing rapidly. Therefore, we are requesting that Fellows across the globe cancel or postpone any Fellowship meetings/events for the foreseeable future.

Remember also that we have hundreds of free-to-view recordings of lectures to browse and view either from our website at or on our YouTube channel: and we also have thousands of free-to-read articles and books on our publishing platforms: and; all of which should help to pass the time and increase your knowledge of Scotland’s past!

• For more information on COVID-19 visit
• To view Scottish Government advice visit:
• For NHS Scotland information visit:

We fully expect to re-schedule the Rhind lectures and other events that are cancelled as soon as is practicable.  Please keep an eye on the Society website and your email inbox for further information.

Keep safe and well,


The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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