Archaeology Events

A roundup of Archaeology events in and around the Lothians. More details can be found on each using the links to the event organisers websites.

November Events

Strathard during World War 2 – 6 November
Loch Ard Local History Group

An evening presentation featuring the recollections of cousins Marjory Brown and Anne Wallace. Link to event website

First Millennia Studies Group – Tuesday 5 November 18.00

Unit Round Up – more information can be found here on the First Millennia Studies Group events page

Recent Archaeological Work in Tayside and Fife 2019 Conference – Saturday, 2 November 2019, 9.45am to 4.45pm (doors open 9am)

We are holding our annual conference at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, KY7 5NX on Saturday, 2nd November 2019, 9.45am to 4.45pm (doors open 9am).

Tickets £15.00 include refreshments but not lunch. There are several food outlets in the surrounding Kingdom Shopping Centre, including the theatre cafe itself.

For more details click on the link:

October Events

Scottish Local History Forum 2019 Annual Conference and AGM –
31 October 2019 – 10:15am to 4:30pm
Clydebank Town Hall, 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 1UB

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:

Durham & Dunbar: Scottish Soldier at Palace Green –  Glasgow Archaeology Society – Thursday 17 October 7.30pm

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

10,000 years of history on the Abbey Craig with Dr Murray Cook, Archaeologist – Thursday 10 October, 6:30pm

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

Trimontium Autumn Lecture Series 2019 – 3, 10 & 17 October

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.

Cambuskenneth Abbey and its Estate – 2 October

Loch Ard Local History Society

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

First Millennia Studies Group – 1 October 2019 at 18:00

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: