Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scotland's Festival of Archaeology

Scottish Archaeology Month is nearly upon us with an annual festival of free events taking place across the country throughout September.

Museums, local authorities, universities and commercial archaeologists as well as local heritage societies and individuals, run over 1500 events to introduce the public to Scotland’s fascinating past.

There will be tours of stone circles and World War 2 military sites, glimpses behind the scenes at museums and visits to castles, along with opportunities to view archaeological digs or even to get digging yourself. Scottish Archaeology Month presents a host of fun days, re-enactments, exhibitions and open days as well as a designated schools’ programme. There will be events suitable for all ages and abilities, and it is all free!

Co-ordinator Dr Mags McCartney says ‘SAM just keeps on growing. This year we’re delighted to announce a variety of exciting events throughout Scotland. Highlights include the opportunity to Meet Your Ancestors at Balmoral Castle on 10 September, join an excavation site tour at Loch Borralan Chambered Cairn in the Highlands between 29 August and 16 September and explore ancient farms and their settlers during a guided walk at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on the 1st of October.’

find out more about Scottish Archaeology Month at www.scottisharchaeologymonth.org.uk

Past Horizons. 2011. "Scotland's Festival of Archaeology". Past Horizons. Posted: August 12, 2011. Available online: http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2011/scotlands-biggest-festival-of-archaeology

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