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Bullets, ballistas, and Burnswark

A Roman assault on a hillfort in Scotland The ancient author Josephus once observed of the Roman military that ‘their training manoeuvres are battles without bloodshed, and their battles manoeuvres with bloodshed’. The difficulty in distinguishing between these states is well illustrated by the residue from a Roman artillery barrage at Burnswark. Were they aiming […]

Egyptology Scotland

Egyptology Scotland

A Scottish society promoting the study of Ancient Egypt. Full annual programme of lectures and activities. Lectures open to all, generally held in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Annual membership fee (October-September) £18, junior £8, lecture entry £3 members, £5 non-members. Contact Details Email: ChairEgScotland@yahoo.co.uk Web: egyptology-scotland.squarespace.com Facebook: facebook.com/groups/821320844551607 Twitter: twitter.com/EgyptScotland Address: Claire Gilmour 75 Canal Street Saltcoats North […]

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Scottish Archaeology and Heritage Festival

September is a momentous month for Scottish archaeology. It opens with delegates gathering for the prestigious European Association of Archaeologists conference in Glasgow, and then launches into the inaugural Scottish Archaeology and Heritage Festival. Lesley McEwan guides us through some of the events on offer. It is with great excitement that we will launch the […]

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Glasgow Archaeological Society

Since 1856, the Glasgow Archaeological Society has been fostering public awareness of the importance of archaeology in increasing our understanding of the past through its programme of lectures, publications, field visits and other activities. During the winter months the society organises a series of monthly lectures by speakers from Britain and abroad. These illustrated lectures […]

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Moray Archaeology for All

Since the 1990s, National Museums Scotland have been  researching the Iron Age people of the Moray area, their links to the Roman world, and the development of the Picts. The Moray Archaeology for All community project has allowed the interaction of local people with all that goes on pre-, during and post-excavation. Volunteers and hundreds […]

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Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group

The Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group was founded in 1972 to provide a focus for people interested in the study of traditional vernacular buildings of Scotland. It involves a programme of study days and weekends and the publication of an annual journal, Vernacular Building, which includes a wide range of short papers covering all aspects […]

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society

The Society, which exists to foster an interest in archaeology by encouraging members to play an active part in the discipline, was founded in 1971 as the East of Scotland Archaeological Association. In 1975, on becoming affiliated to the Council for British Archaeology, the name was changed to reflect the Society’s intention of maintaining an […]

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Pictish Arts Society

 The Picts were the true ancestors of the Scottish nation, known to have lived in Scotland in the first millennium AD. It is also known that their territory was taken over by the Scots in the 9th century, but very little else is definite. What has mainly survived is the great heritage of their carved […]

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Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust

Founded in 1988, the trust sets out to conserve local heritage through  the development of projects and administration of  grants, providing information and advice and running a programme of publications and outreach events. They aim to provide a resource for education for local communities and tourists alike, through preservation of the  physical heritage of the […]

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Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration

From 2005, the society merged into The Institute of Conservation (Icon), along with  The Care of Collections Forum, The Institute of Paper Conservation, The Photographic Materials Conservation Group and The United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.  Icon raises awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for heritage and […]

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