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Archaeology Scotland: Archaeology at Aden Country Park Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

The Friends of Aden have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise £1,000 towards an archaeological dig and associated activities due to take place between 24th June and 7th July in Aden Country Park. It is hoped that the proposed dig will encourage local schools, groups and people to get involved with the history and […]

2019-04-16 17:15   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Call for European Heritage Stories!

The goals of the initative is to encourage European Heritage Days Communities to collect stories about their projects, initiatives, and activities and to recognise their efforts with a grant of up to €10,000! As Scottish Archaeology Month is our contribution to the European Heritage Days, anyone who has done a Scottish Archaeology Month (SAM) event […]

2019-04-11 17:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: A Brief History of Scottish Brewing

Enjoy this tour of Scotland’s oldest operating brewery, Belhaven, hosted by Dig it! TV’s Saga as a part of the Uncovering East Lothian series. Although most people tend to associate whiskey with Scotland’s drink of choice, the brewing of beer has an over 5000 year history, beginning in the Neolithic period. The earliest evidence of […]

2019-02-26 12:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Backyard Castles – Seafield Tower | Scotland Goes Pop

Seafield Tower is a 16th castle along the Fife Coastal Path just outside of Kirkcaldy. This L-shaped tower house made of red sandstone is a stunning sight against the Firth of Forth. However due to time, neglect, and erosion, much of the five-story castle has disappeared, even in the last 100 years. Dig It! TV […]

2019-02-21 14:28   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Secrets of the Forth: The River that defines Scotland

Next week in Callander, you can hear Stirling Council Archaeologist, Dr Murray Cook, give a lecture on the important history of the Forth river: ‘Secrets of the Forth: The River that defines Scotland’. It is organised by Callander Heritage Society and takes place on Wednesday 27th February from 7-9 pm at the Masonic Hall […]

2019-02-19 16:45   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Backyard Castles – Crichton Castle | Scotland Goes Pop

Enjoy this video and the stories about Crichton Castle. The video is made in collaboration between Archaeology Scotland and Dig It! TV and funded by the Castle Studies Trust. Although impressive in its own right, Crichton Castle has become notorious in pop culture for its associations with a particularly brutal night in Scottish history: the […]

2019-02-14 12:22   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Talk: ‘The Govan stones: Glasgow’s unique collection of 9th-11th century carved stones’

Come along to hear Professor Steve Driscoll from the University of Glasgow hold a talk on ‘The Govan stones: Glasgow’s unique collection of 9th-11th century carved stones’. It is organised by Baldernock Local History Group and takes place at Baldernock Church Hall in Balmore, East Dunbartonshire on Monday the 18th from 7.30 to 9 pm. […]

2019-02-12 16:11   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Backyard Castles – Ravenscraig Castle | Scotland Goes Pop

Another video by Archaeology Scotland and Dig It! TV, funded by the Castle Studies Trust. This time The Castle Hunter, David Weinczok takes you on a tour through Ravenscraig Castle. Royal residence turned imposing fortress, Ravenscraig Castle, can seem like an enigma. We know it was built as a royal residence based on historical accounts, […]

2019-02-07 14:55   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Talk on the ‘Tongland Abbey excavations – recent findings’

This coming Wednesday, Dr David Devereux will present the recent findings of the Tongland Abbey excavations to the Kirkcudbright History Society. If you are in or near Dumfries and Galloway, you should come along to hear about the past seasons excavations and findings, as well as the history of the abbey. It is at 7.30 […]

2019-02-05 10:18   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Backyard Castles – Macduff’s Castle & the Wemyss Caves | Scotland Goes Pop

Enjoy this video tour of Macduff’s Castle and the Wemyss Caves guided by The Castle Hunter, David Weinczok. The video was produced by Archaeology Scotland in collaboration with Dig It! TV and was funded by the Castle Studies Trust. MacDuff’s Castle is located outside of East Wemyss in Fife, on the coast between Kirkcaldy and Leven. […]

2019-02-01 16:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Lecture series on the topic ‘The Archaeology of Time’

An exciting opportunity to hear Professor Gavin Lucas from the University of Iceland give an entire lecture series on the topic ‘The Archaeology of Time’ from Monday the 18th through to Thursday the 21st, when Glasgow Archaeological Society run their yearly Dalrymple Lecture Series. It will take place at the University of Glasgow and is […]

2019-01-31 16:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: We are 75!

In 1943 the Congress of Archaeological Societies met and decided that a Council should be formed to consider the future of archaeology throughout the country. It was suggested that the best way of achieving involvement in future policies for archaeology would be through the establishment of 13 regional groups representing archaeological opinion in different parts of […]

2019-01-28 14:56   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: 2018 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference Programme

Historic Environment Scotland, Archaeology Scotland, The Scottish Council on Archives and Northlight Heritage are delighted to welcome you to Stirling for the 2018 Community Heritage Conference. Now in its 7th year we are pleased to be holding this year’s event at the Engine Shed, Scotland’s first dedicated building conservation centre, managed by Historic Environment Scotland. […]

2018-11-07 08:42   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: 2018 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference

Partnership event with Archaeology Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Council on Archives and Northlight Heritage We are delighted to announce the booking for the 2018 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference (Saturday 10th November) is now open! This year we have something for everyone – from local graveyards to eco-museums, from youth engagement to safeguarding historic…

2018-10-16 12:59   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Archaeology Scotland AGM and Members’ Day 2018

The AGM and Members’ Day will be taking place in Dundee on Saturday 13th October 2018. The day will begin in the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, City Quay, 37, Camperdown St, Dundee DD1 3JA at 10 am with tea and coffee. The talks will begin at 10.30 and the venue is a 15 […]

2018-10-03 08:27   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Arcaheology Scotland’s AGM and Members Day

You have seen the Save the Date now for the details! We have a lovely room booked at the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, City Quay, 37 Camperdown St, Dundee DD1 3JA on Saturday 13th October for our amazing event. With several talks booked, lunch, and a guided walking tour of Dundee our AGM […]

2018-09-26 12:13   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Archaeology Scotland’s AGM and Members Day

Save the Date! There will be talks and a tour of Dundee on Saturday, October 13th. More information to come soon.

2018-09-19 08:22   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Shortlist of 2018 British Archaeological Awards announced!

The BAA 2018 Short List of finalist for this year’s British Archaeological Awards has just been released. The British Archaeological Awards are Britain’s most prestigious independent awards, celebrating and showcasing the best in archaeology across the UK. Established in 1976, they now encompass five Awards and two discretionary Awards and are a central event in the […]

2018-09-04 08:36   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Perth Traditional Building Skills Roadshow

You won’t want to miss the Perth Traditional Building Skills Roadshow. Experience traditional stone carving, slating, joinery, and painting & decorating demonstrations on 24th and 25th September. For more information visit: https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/event/perth-traditional-building-skills-roadshow/

2018-08-24 10:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: The Castle, House and Chapel of Gleneagles

We’ve got a really exciting event for you as part of Perth and Kinross Archaeology Month. The Castle, House and Chapel of Gleneagles takes place on the 15th September and will explore the ruins of the 15th Century castle, the early 16th century chapel and you will learn about the fascinating family history with a guided tour of […]

2018-08-15 10:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Back Walk Sculptures

John Ranger Claire Bird in exploring the wonderful sculptures on the Back Walk from the Wolf that helped us defy the Vikings to Scotland’s first female archaeologist and much, much more! Booking essential contact the Ranger Service for more details countryside@stirling.gov.uk For more information visit: https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/event/back-walk-sculptures/

2018-08-14 10:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Champion Trees and the Lost Gardens of Yester

The story of the changing dynamics of the landscape, gardens and buildings of Yester reflects fashions from the 13th century onwards. Join local archaeologists and historians for an hour of illustrated talks followed by a 2 hour walk. Free. Booking required for the guided walks. Donations to the Gardens Trust gratefully received on the door.

2018-08-12 14:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Sir George Buchan Hepburn, 1st Baronet of Smeaton Hepburn

Come along to the Sir George Buchan Hepburn, 1st Baronet of Smeaton Hepburn event where Local historian David Affleck will look at the significant contribution of the first Buchan Hepburn of Smeaton to East Lothian. Free, no booking required. For more information visit: https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/…/sir-george-buchan-hep…/

2018-08-11 14:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Discover Amisfield with Art Point

Join Art Point for activities in the garden including art workshops, music, and storytelling. Guided tours, both inside and outside the garden, are included in the entry price. Food and drink from local producers will be on sale. For more details visit: www.artpointscotland.org Cost: £2 per person goes towards Amisfield Garden Trust projects (under 3’s

2018-08-11 10:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Historic Haddington Guided Walk

Make a date at 2pm on any Saturday till the end of September for a guided walk round Haddington, leaving from the John Gray Centre. A volunteer guide will tell you about the town’s rich and varied history and stories from its past; you can view its fine buildings and discover things you knew little

2018-08-10 15:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Cambuskenneth Abbey Tower Tour

We have an amazing opportunity for you to take a tour of Cambuskenneth Abbey on September 22nd. Explore the tower’s interior: from Pictish logboats to 17th century snipers and secret masons’ marks! For more information visit: https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/event/cambuskenneth-abbey-tower-tour/

2018-08-09 10:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Secrets of the Old Town

Uncover the secrets of Old Town Stirling with Dr Murray Cook. On September 20th come and explore Scotland’s best preserved Medieval City. For more information visit: https://archaeologyscotland.org.uk/event/secrets-of-the-old-town/

2018-08-07 10:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Campaign at the Grange

Don’t miss this fun family event at Prestongrange Museum, which will celebrate the contributions and sacrifices made by East Lothian people to World War One and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Highlights will include demonstrations, a small exhibition, stories, crafts and a chance to get dressed up as nurses, soldiers, suffragettes. No booking required. Drop-in event.

2018-08-06 14:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Battle of Dunbar 1650 Commemoration

Join a Scottish officer from 1650 on a walk which begins at the Townhouse Museum, discussing the story of the battle along the way. The walk will end at the Battle of Dunbar Monument at noon, where a short wreath-laying ceremony will take place. For more information visit: www.scottishbattlefields.org/events-1 Free. No booking required.

2018-08-05 14:00   Click to comment

Archaeology Scotland: Man at Arms Weapons Talk

Hear bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare with a selection of replica medieval weapons on show and their specific uses explained in deadly detail. Included in the usual admission price to the castle, free for Friends of Historic Scotland. www.historicenvironment.scot/ visit-a-place/places/dirleton-castle/ Free. No booking required. Drop-in event. For more information…

2018-08-05 10:00   Click to comment


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