About Archaeology Scotland
This year's Members' Day and AGM will be in Edinburgh on the 20th October 2012. Dowload last year's minutes and accounts.
Archaeology Scotland is a key centre for community archaeology in Scotland. We are a voluntary membership organisation that works to secure the archaeological heritage of Scotland for its people through education, promotion and support. We bring together those for whom archaeology is an interest, an active pastime or a career, support local archaeological action and initiatives and provide a comprehensive information service to all. Our key objectives are:
education, both formal and informal, concerning Scotland's archaeological heritage; this includes our Schools' outreach programme, support for the Young Archaeologists' Club ,talks, conferences and events, membership of the Heritage Education Forum and working in partnership with Historic Scotland, RCAHMS and other national bodies.
promotion of the conservation, management, understanding and enjoyment of, and access to, Scotland's archaeological heritage through our Rural Land Use adviser, Scottish Archaeology Month programme, annual Summer School and Members' Day. We also campaign for the better care of the nations' archaeological heritage, as part of BEFS and Scottish Environment LINK and with our partners at the CBA.
support through the provision of advice, guidance, resources and information relating to archaeology in Scotland such as our annual journal of all fieldwork in Scotland, our magazine, our educational resources and information service. We have recently re-launched our Adopt-a-Monument programme which supports local groups to conserve and interpret sites that are important to them.
The current Strategic Plan gives a little bit more history of the organisation, achievements to date and the key objectives to be met between now and 2013.