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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Scanned image of view W showing excavation works during construction for gun No.1  (9.2”) at the South Sutor, Cromarty. The brick foundations for the magazine area are visible.   SC910816. Copyright RCHAMS: Crown Copyright World War 1

Welcome to the Archaeology Scotland pages to commemorate the centenary of The Great War (1914 to 1918). Here we hope you will be inspired to get involved in contributing to our understanding of the archaeological evidence for WW1 in Scotland and the stories it tells.

One of the many upstanding buildings which still survive at RAF Fearn Women at War

The project aims to work with volunteers in recording the disused Fearn Airfield and associated camp in Ross and Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands, with a particular emphasis on the role of women at the base. 

 

 

Graveyard survey at Kilvickeon Old Parish Church Scottish Graveyards

Graveyards represent one of the nation's most tangible links to its past. Although burial grounds are a familiar part of our historic landscape, surprisingly little is known about the range of burial sites which survive the sorts of gravestones and features they contain, and how well this important resource is faring against the effects of time and the elements. Scotland's Historic Graveyards web resource provides the resources groups need to take on all aspects of graveyard recording and conservation.

Scottish Archaeology Month logo Scottish Archaeology Month

Scottish Archaeology Month promotes hundreds of events taking place all over Scotland. From the Shetlands to the Scottish Borders, there are free talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops and hands-on events to help you discover some of the amazing archaeology on your doorstep. 

 
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Roman pottery

Hunter Archaeological and Historical Trust

Meet the Team

General contact information

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

Tel: 0845 872 3333: Fax: 0845 872 3334

info@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Project Officer
Becca Barclay
adopt@archaeologyscotland.org.uk
Adopt a Monument
All AAM staff
adopt@archaeologyscotland.org.uk
Development Manager
Dianne Laing
info@archaeologyscotland.org.uk