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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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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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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…

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Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RQ

Wednesday 04 April - Wednesday 31 October

Discover what makes the ancient landscape of Kilmartin Glen so unique by joining our knowledgeable volunteer guides on a guided…

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Wemyss Caves Guided Tours | 2018

East Wemyss Primary School, School Wynd, East Wemyss, KY1 4RN

Sunday 08 April - Friday 28 September

The Wemyss Caves are a nationally important heritage site under threat from coastal erosion, structural instability and vandalism. The caves…

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Polyphonic Murders – Exhibition | 2018

Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

Sunday 17 June @ 10:00am - Friday 22 June @ 6:00pm

Violence embodies one of the most ancient dialogues between art and science. Throughout history and pre-history, the cultural rituals of…

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Orkney Excavations | 2018


Monday 18 June - Wednesday 22 August

Thanks to the UHI Archaeology Institute, there are seven sites open in Orkney alone, with further exciting community projects planned…

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Coldingham 2018 with DigVentures

Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

Tuesday 19 June - Sunday 01 July

In AD 640, Princess Aebbe founded an influential monastery in the Scottish Borders. This historic site is fundamental to our…

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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Ness of Brodgar, to a “T” ? 2018

Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall Grammar School, The Meadows, Orkney KW15 1QN

Thursday 21 June @ 7:00pm

A sure sign that work is about to resume at the Ness is site director Nick Card’s annual pre-excavation talk…


Rhind Lectures 2018

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Friday 22 June - Sunday 24 June

Drystone technologies: Neolithic tensions and Iron Age compressions The technical engineering capacities of prehistoric builders of large Neolithic and Iron…

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Book of Deer Project Dig | 2018

Aden Country Park, Aberdeenshire

Sunday 24 June - Sunday 08 July

The Book of Deer Project is a vibrant community led initiative based in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland. The Project has…

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Broch Pottery Workshop | 2018

Clachtoll Beach Car Park, Clachtoll

Monday 25 June @ 3:30pm - Wednesday 27 June @ 6:30pm

The Clachtoll Broch Project founds lots of sherds of Iron Age pottery during their excavations at the broch last year,…

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Lismore Big Dig 2018

Isle of Lismore, PA34 5UL

Monday 02 July - Thursday 12 July

According to the Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre, the area on Lismore around the Parish Church is one of the most…

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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…

People in Celtic costumes standing in front of a prehistoric structure on a loch


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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Waggonway Big Dig 2018

West Harbour Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian, EH32 0HX

Saturday 01 September @ 10:00am - Saturday 08 September @ 4:00pm

Led by the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, come and try your hand at archaeology as we continue our investigation of…

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Blackhill Archaeology Site – Volunteering | 2018

Blackhill, Glasgow

Wednesday 05 September @ 10:00am - Wednesday 05 September @ 2:30pm

Join Clydesdale Community Initiatives and Northlight Heritage at the Blackhill archaeology site cutting back vegetation that is putting the excavation…

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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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Big Roman Week | 2018


Saturday 15 September - Sunday 23 September

The Big Roman Week will deliver heritage events right across the Falkirk Council area – at the eastern end of…

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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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