Heritage Hero Awards

Find out how you can do archaeology activities to get an award, get involved in your local archaeology club or start your career in archaeology.

Types of Award
Heritage Hero Awards

Celebrating Scotland’s young people, unearthing Scotland’s past. Archaeology Scotland's new award scheme for young people in Scotland – The Heritage Hero Awards. These awards aim to encourage young people to connect with their past, and to reward their achievement.   The awards are based around participation in a central project chosen by each group alongside opportunities to develop personal interests. The documents below contain more information:

  • The Handbook, giving full details of the awards and how to take part. 

If you would like to apply to take part in the awards please complete:

Youth Achievement Awards and Dynamic Youth Awards? Archaeology Scotland has online resources and activity kits you could use to get ideas and do activities with.
Angel Awards
Scottish Heritage Angel Awards - get involved!
Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Edinburgh's Award using our info booklet.  It was originally aimed at expedition leaders and supervisors but contains lots of great ideas for how you could shape your project for Duke of Edinburgh's Award
John Muir Get ideas for using archaeology to get your  John Muir Award
CBA The CBA Marsh Archaeology Award has a Young Archaeologist of the Year Award category for a young person or group of young people under the age of 18 who have made an outstanding contribution to community archaeology.