Archaeology Events Roundup – October

October 2019

31 October 2019 – 10:15am to 4:30pm
Clydebank Town Hall, 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 1UB

Scottish Local History Forum
2019 Annual Conference and AGM

Seeing the Wood for the Trees

A Conference in Honour of the Centenary of the Forestry Commission.

2019 is the centenary of the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Local History Forum is marking this great milestone by having a conference to explore the history and exploitation of Scottish woodlands and forests. Our speakers are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and will share with us the fruits of their research and personal experience.

Event details:

23 & 24 and 30 & 31 October


Digging and survey training on Abbey Craig 23rd and 24th, 30th 31st October…all welcome but places must be booked

Thursday 17 October 7.30pm

Durham & Dunbar: Scottish Soldier at Palace Green

Glasgow Archaeology Society

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, Glasgow Archaeological Society will be welcoming the first guest speaker of our 2019-2020 Lecture Programme.

Richard Annis, Senior Archaeologist for Archaeological Services Durham University, will be joining us to give his lecture on Durham and Dunbar: Scottish Soldiers at Palace Green in the Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens, starting at 7.30pm.

Attendance is free of charge and everyone is welcome

Thursday 10 October, 6:30pm at the National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument

10,000 years of history on the Abbey Craig with Dr Murray Cook, Archaeologist

A prominent feature of the Stirling skyline, today the Abbey Craig is home to The National Wallace Monument and has a number of woodland paths, nature trails and great viewpoints which are enjoyed by visitors to Stirling and locals alike. Dr Murray Cook, archaeologist and local history expert, will delve into the history of the Abbey Craig, revealing some of the secrets of the landscape hosting one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings.

Tickets cost £5 (£2 for The National Wallace Monument members) and include tea or coffee served on arrival. Visitors are encouraged to reserve their places in advance by emailing

3, 10 & 17 October

Trimontium Autumn Lecture Series 2019

Lectures will be held in the Corn Exchange, Melrose, commencing at 7.30 pm.  All lectures are free but please consider making a donation in support of our work.

See this link for details of the three lectures.

2 October

Cambuskenneth Abbey and its Estate

Loch Ard Local History Society

Evening presentation by Dr. Richard Oram. Link to event details

1 October 2019 at 18:00

First Millennia Studies Group

Jamie Barnes:  ‘Of Warriors and beasts: The hogbacks and hammerhead crosses of Viking Age Strathclyde and Northumbria’

The seminar will begin at 18.00 on Tuesday 1st October  

 Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Evening seminars are likely to last for approximately 1.5-2 hours. All are welcome!

For more details click on the link: