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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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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 […]


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:  


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, […]


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 […]


Tayside & Fife Archaeological Committee

The Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee is a liaison group which aims to promote archaeology in Tayside (Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee) and Fife. The group which holds meetings three times a year at various venues throughout Tayside and Fife. TAFAC brings together individuals and organisations sharing a common interest in promoting and protecting […]


West Linton Historical Association

The aims of the Association are: To stimulate a wide and active interest in our local heritage. To collect and conserve local archive material and to make it available to the public. To research the history of the Lyne Valley. To provide an educational resource for local children. With these aims in view the Association […]


Cowal Archaeological and Historical Society

Due to lack of support, the society has hibernated for the time being and is no longer a registered charity. The Cowal Archaeological and Historical Society  started in September 1961, growing out of an extra-mural group which was under the jurisdiction of Glasgow University. The Society started and succeeded with the aim of having lectures […]


Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists (ACFA)

The Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists (ACFA) was formed in 1987. Its membership comprises holders of the University of Glasgow Certificate in Field Archaeology, awarded by the Department of Adult & Continuing Education. The original three year part-time course taught adult students the basic principles of archaeological field survey and the importance of recording our […]


Ayrshire Archaeological & Natural History Society

The Society has over 170 members, mainly resident in Ayrshire but there are many members throughout Britain and the world. The membership also includes library and university bodies.  The Society is one of the few which publishes regularly. Two Monographs are usually issued each year, free to members, and on sale to the general public. […]

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