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Ring of Brodgar Walk | 2017 to 2018

Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge, Mainland, Orkney

Thursday 02 February - Thursday 29 March

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

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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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Scotland’s Early Silver | 2017 to 2018

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

Friday 13 October - Sunday 25 February

This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD. #EarlySilver Discover the story of Scotland’s early…

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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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WWII Lerwick Walk | 2018

Staney Hill, Shetland

Saturday 20 January @ 11:00am - Saturday 20 January @ 2:00pm

A walk for all ages and abilities, Archaeology Shetland will trace some of the defences still in place from the…

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Sensing and Sensibility | 2018

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

Saturday 20 January @ 1:00pm - Saturday 20 January @ 2:30pm

Results from a 3D imaging survey of Holyrood Park Join us as we explore a 3D imaging survey of our…

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Archaeology and heritage of the Clyde valley | 2018

Finn's Place, Langside Parish Church, Ledard Rd, G42 9QU

Tuesday 23 January @ 7:30pm - Tuesday 23 January @ 9:30pm

Paul Murtagh (Northlight Heritage) will provide us with first hand insight into the archaeology and heritage of the Clyde valley,…

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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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Various locations

Thursday 01 February - Wednesday 28 February

LGBT History Month takes place in Scotland every February. It is an opportunity to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer…

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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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A Race Against the Wind | 2018

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

Saturday 17 February @ 1:00pm - Saturday 17 February @ 2:30pm

Rescue Excavation at Links of Noltland, Westray Discover the Links of Noltland, Westray, a 5,000 year old settlement site dating…


Symposium: New Light on Old Metal | 2018

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

Saturday 24 February

A symposium bringing together national and international experts in the field of ancient metallurgy and metalwork collections. The programme will…

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Living Stones Christian Centre, 1 Barrmor View, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead PA31 8UN

Friday 16 March @ 7:00pm - Friday 16 March @ 8:00pm

Dr Tertia Barnett is based at Historic Environment Scotland, where she is Principal Investigator for the Scotland’s Rock Art Project….

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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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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….

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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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