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The Scottish Warrior | 2017 to 2018

King's Museum, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen Town House, High St, Aberdeen AB24 3EN

Tuesday 13 June - Saturday 26 May

In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology a new student-curated exhibition in King’s Museum invites visitors to challenge their…

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Focus Display: Portable Alters | 2017 to 2018

Shetland Museum & Archives Hay's Dock Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0WP

Friday 08 September - Sunday 01 April

A new focus display was unveiled in the Shetland Museum & Archives lower galleries in September. Entitled ‘Mass on the…

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Year of Young People 2018

Monday 01 January - Monday 31 December

Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up…


Haddington 700 | 2018

Haddington, East Lothian

Monday 01 January - Monday 31 December

2018 will mark 700 years since the Bruce Charter – the oldest document in East Lothian Archives. While we know…

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Ancient Deeside Fieldwalking | 2018


Saturday 13 January - Sunday 01 April

Ancient Deeside is a Heritage Lottery Fund, Stories, Stones and Stones project fieldwalking and analysing flints from the River Dee…

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The Offensive Romans | 2018

The Stewartry Museum, St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4AQ.

Saturday 27 January - Saturday 26 May

A series of digs over the past couple of years has resulted in new evidence to tell the story of…

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ARCH Lecture Series | 2018

Dingwall Lower Town Hall. Dingwall

Wednesday 31 January - Wednesday 27 June

The ARCH lecture series remains the last Wednesday of the month but is moving venue. All talks will be held…

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Finding our Past | 2018 to 2019

Dumfries Museum, The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW

Tuesday 06 February - Tuesday 01 January

From prehistoric axe heads to a post medieval gold ring, this foyer exhibition showcases recent archaeological finds made in our…

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Ring of Brodgar Walk | 2018

Ring of Brodgar, B9055, Stromness, KW16

Thursday 22 February - Thursday 27 September

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a weekly guided walk with a ranger and discover the special…

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NOSAS Weekend Conference | 2018


Friday 23 March - Sunday 25 March

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) plans to celebrate their 20th Birthday with a weekend of activities, including guided…

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Kinneil House Tours | 2018

Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness, Falkirk, EH51 0PR

Saturday 24 March - Sunday 28 October

This historic home of the Dukes of Hamilton dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries and will be open on selected…

Young people at the Scottish Crannog Centre


The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Sunday 01 April @ 10:00am

The Crannog Comes to Life! The settlement at the Scottish Crannog Centre ‘springs’ to life on Easter Sunday for a…

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Pictish Perthshire Time Tour 2018

Perth, Perth and Kinross

Saturday 14 April

Join Archaeology Scotland for an enlightening and fascinating journey into the amazing world of Perthshire Picts!! In the morning we will…

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A View from the Past – Walk | 2018

Mavis Grind, Shetland

Sunday 15 April @ 11:00am - Sunday 15 April @ 2:00pm

A View from the Past – the Prehistoric House and Chambered Tomb at Punds Water Join Archaeology Shetland for a…

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands

World Heritage Day 2018

Wednesday 18 April

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind and protecting and preserving these amazing places demands the collective efforts of all…

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Festival of Museums 2018

Across Scotland

Friday 18 May - Sunday 20 May

Find something exciting, entertaining & surprising, day or night at Scotland’s museums & galleries from 18th – 20th May 2018….

Pictures from the Guardians of Scotland event hosted by Historic Environment Scotland at St Andrews Castle, Fife.

Martyrs, Masons and Monarchs | 2018

St Andrews, Scotland

Sunday 20 May @ 12:00pm - Sunday 20 May @ 4:00pm

Join Historic Environment Scotland at St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral to celebrate the Festival of Museums. Learn how…

Excavation in Black and White

Archaeological Research in Progress | 2018

The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Saturday 26 May

The Archaeological Research in Progress Conference will be at the Engine Shed in Stirling this year. All are welcome. Join…

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The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Sunday 27 May @ 10:00am

Water & Metals Iron Age folk lived in exciting times and were innovative and resourceful – this event highlights just…

An ancient fortified dwelling in a Loch


The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Thursday 21 June @ 7:00pm

The Only Place To Spend Midsummer’s Eve The magical, atmospheric Crannog is the only place to be this Midsummer’s Night. …

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The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Thursday 19 July @ 10:00am

A Summer’s Day in the Iron Age Join the Crannog Community for a day full of summer fun. Tempting summer…

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The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Saturday 04 August - Sunday 05 August

The Celts are Coming! celebrates prehistoric life and is held over two days at The Scottish Crannog Centre.  The event features…

A man in prehistoric costume throwing barley from a bowl into the air


The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Wednesday 15 August @ 10:00am

BARLEY, BEER & BREAD August is traditionally a harvesting month: ripened crops are gather in; grains are made into tasty…

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Roman Invaders in the Solway | 2018

Annan Museum, Bank Street, Annan, DG12 6AA

Saturday 08 September - Wednesday 31 October

The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago. We…

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Archaeology Day | 2018

Holyrood Park, Queen's Drive, Edinburgh EH8 8HG

Saturday 15 September @ 11:00am - Saturday 15 September @ 4:00pm

Discover what life was like in the Iron Age by meeting characters from the past and trying your hand at…

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Highland Archaeology Festival 2018


Saturday 29 September - Friday 19 October

The festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over two weeks each October to celebrate the heritage of…

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The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY

Sunday 14 October @ 10:00am

Wood & Smoke – Getting Ready for Winter Preparing for winter has always been important. The ancient loch dwellers would…

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The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Wednesday 31 October @ 7:00pm - Wednesday 31 October @ 9:30pm

Our ever popular Celtic Samhain ends our line up of 2018 events. This very special and unique way of celebrating…

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