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Dig It! 2015 Recommends

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New SoAS Website

March 2015 Newsletter

Have you visited the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s website lately? In case you haven’t heard, it’s had a complete overhaul and looks fantastic!   Read More

Capturing and Sharing Heritage

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Inverness Landscape Instagram

March 2015 Newsletter

What happens when you discover Scotland’s stories through archaeology? For starters, you’ll explore beautiful new landscapes, encounter amazing aspects of the recent past, find out what really happens behind-the-scenes, marvel at long-lost artefacts and stumble upon awe-inspiring museums. If we’ve sold it to you, then check out our new Instagram account!  Read More

Crafting the Past

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Minecraft Excavation

February 2015 Newsletter

As you may have gathered from previous newsletters, we’ve been exploring the world of Minecraft education for a while now. After teaming up with Stephen Reid, a lifelong educator and games-based learning expert from ImmersiveMinds, we’re proud to bring you ‘Crafting the Past’.  Read More

A New DigIt2015.com

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Dig It! 2015 Website

February 2015 Newsletter

Events are a very large part of Dig It! 2015. From exhibitions and digs to theatre performances and festivals, these activities allow everyone across the country to discover Scotland’s stories in fun and engaging ways. This is why our website has been given an upgrade for 2015!    Read More

Mapping Dig It! 2015

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Dig It 2015 Programme Map

January 2015 Newsletter

Our programme leaflets are here and we can’t wait to show them to you! On one side of the fold-out A5 leaflet, we’ve listed over 40 fun events, from an industrial heritage ‘Celebration of Tractors’ in Lewis to an Iron-Age ‘Midsummer Music Festival’ in Perth.  Read More

The Archaeology of Glenshee

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Glenshee Archaeology Project _ Website

January 2015 Newsletter

We all know that Glenshee in Perth and Kinross is a beautiful part of Scotland, but did you know that the landscape is also rich in archaeological remains? The Glenshee Archaeology Project, for example, recently investigated several rare Pictish turf and stone longhouses dating to around 500-1000 AD and luckily for us, they’ve just launched a fantastic new website!  
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Playing the Past

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Crowd facing speakers in lecture hall at Playing the Past

January 2015 Newsletter

On 26 January, Dig It! 2015, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the National Museum of Scotland teamed up for an evening event called, ‘Playing the Past’, to explore game playing past and present. The entire event was free and as you can see from the photo, it was a full house!  Read More

How to Encourage a Budding Archaeologist

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December 2014 Newsletter

Want to inspire the next generation to love history and heritage as much as you do? Then this event is for you! At the end of each month, the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) holds a Young Archaeology session and January’s theme is Vikings!   Read More