Scotland

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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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Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (registered charity number SCO18418) was formed to promote the research, recording and preservation of Scotland’s underwater heritage. With the help of volunteers and grants, they were in charge of the crannog reconstruction which forms the focal point of the Scottish Crannog Centre at Loch Tay, Perthshire. The Trust carries […]

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Hawick Archaeological Society

Mostly a local history society, the group aims to garner interest in Hawick’s past by commemorating the achievements of its people and supporting the local museum. They also carry out occasional excavation and cleaning up of relevant local sites. A winter series of lectures on local history run from September to March, and  an evening […]

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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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Peeblesshire Archaeological Society

Discover your local archaeology with the Peeblesshire Archaeological Society. If you want the chance to get out of your armchair and become involved in local archaeology, the Society offers opportunities for finding out about the past, and for appreciating the archaeological richness of Tweeddale in particular. Contact Details Web: www.peeblesarchsoc.org.uk  

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The Moray Society (Elgin Museum)

The history of The Moray Society is essentially that of Elgin Museum. The original name was the Elgin Scientific Society, which soon after became the Elgin Literary and Scientific Society and for some 40 years in the mid-twentieth century, the Elgin Society.   The primary function of The Moray Society is to safeguard the Museum, […]

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Scottish Local History Forum (SLHF)

The Scottish Local History Forum is the umbrella organisation for all individuals and organisations interested in local history in Scotland. It publishes a journal three times a year, organises an annual conference in the autumn, campaigns on behalf of local history, compiles occasional reference works, and generally keeps those involved in local history in touch […]

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