What we do

We are a leading independent charity working to inspire communities, amateurs and professionals to discover, explore and enjoy Scotland's past.

We coordinate the Scottish Archaeology & Heritage Festival in September - a bonanza of events across Scotland, campaign for the best interests for Scotland's heritage, run Adopt-a-Monument for community groups and promote the use of archaeology in the classroom and lifelong learning.

We now offer online membership access to the Archaeology Scotland magazine and our journal, Discovery and Excavation in Scotand. Purchasing a membership gives you this access as well as other rewards and benefits and helps us to do more to safeguard our heritage.

Our Projects

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Adopt-a-Monument is a nation-wide Community Archaeology scheme that provides volunteer groups with the practical advice and training they need to care and conserve their local heritage. The project encourages groups to get involved in hands-on activities to improve the condition, accessibility and interpretation of their chosen site.

Broch of Gurness, Orkney (Copyright Jane Bunting) Discovery and excavation in Scotland

Discovery and excavation in Scotland (DES), the annual journal of Archaeology Scotland, is an accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and invaluable guide to archaeological work being undertaken across Scotland and is an important source of information for everyone with an interest in the archaeology of Scotland. It is sent free of charge each year to Archaeology Scotland members who choose enhanced membership.

Approaching the Broch of Gurness, Orkney (Copyright Jane Bunting) From the Ground Up

The From the Ground Up project, which ran until March 2015, allowed our established journal - Discovery and excavation in Scotland to be developed as a fully accessible, rapid reporting online journal.

Learning outdoors adds to the fun of the Heritage Heroes project Heritage Heroes

Heritage Heroes is an Outreach Project which gives pupils the opportunity to explore their local heritage with the help and expertise of local community groups.

Jedburgh abbey


Join Archaeology Scotland on Saturday 25th March 2017...

Roman pottery

Hunter Archaeological and Historical Trust

Stobs Camp

We have been working on the exciting Stobs Camp project...

Meet the Team

General contact information

Archaeology Scotland
Suite 1a, Stuart House, Eskmills
Station Road
EH21 7PB

Tel: 0845 872 3333: Fax: 0845 872 3334


Project Officer
Becca Barclay
Adopt a Monument
All AAM staff
Development Manager
Dianne Laing