Welcome to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
This Society pursues the study of the antiquities and history of Scotland through various means, including high-quality publications, lectures, local, national and international conferences, workshops and seminars, and by providing prizes, grants and other awards.
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We are the oldest antiquarian society in Scotland, founded in 1780 by David Steuart Erskine, the 11th Earl of Buchan (1742-1829). The Society was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1783.
Members of the Society have been known as Fellows since 1823, and we have thousands of Fellows across the world.
The Society is a charitable organisation registered in Scotland whose purpose is set out in the first of its Laws: "...the study of the antiquities and history of Scotland, more especially by means of archaeological research." To this end the Society will promote the research, understanding and conservation of the archaeological and historic environment of Scotland for the benefit of all. It will actively support research in the field and advocate good practice. It will promote the results of its research and that of others to the widest possible audience.
As a charitable Society we are governed by a voluntary Council and the day-to-day organisation and running of the Society is carried out by dedicated full and part time staff.
The Society has a thriving Aberdeen and North-East Section.
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Late Roman Silver: the Traprain treasure in context
Author: Fraser Hunter and Kenneth Painter
The Antiquarian Rediscovery of the Antonine Wall
Author: Lawrence Keppie
Roman Camps in Scotland
Author: Rebecca H. Jones
Winds of Change: the living landscapes of Hirta, St Kilda
Author: Jill Harden and Olivia Lelong
Stages and Screens
Author: Richard Bradley
You are invited to apply for Fellowship of the Society if you have an interest in the archaeology and history of Scotland. You will require two sponsors and elections are held on November 30th at the Anniversary Meeting of the Society. Fellows are entitled to use FSA Scot as a post-nominal. An application form can be downloaded here.
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