Where to Find 2018 Dig Dates in Scotland

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Ever wanted to visit or volunteer at an excavation, but don’t know where to start looking? 

If you really want to plan ahead, Orkney is the place to be. UHI Archaeology Institute, for example, has already released a lengthy calendar with lots of tours, as well as contact information for future community events. The Ness of Brodgar has also confirmed their dig dates (2 July to 24 August), along with information about guided tours, open days and talks. If you want to find all of your Orkney news in one place, make sure you’re following along with the Orkney Archaeology Society as well. 
Most dates haven’t been confirmed yet, but you can get ahead of the game by keeping an eye on the right e-newsletters and social media accounts:

Best for Scotland-wide Opportunities
Archaeology Scotland – FacebookTwitter and e-newsletter

Best for Getting Hands-on in the Highland 
Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands –  Facebook

Best for Outdoor Adventures in Shetland
Archaeology Shetland – Facebook and Twitter

Best for Archaeologists of All Ages in Lanarkshire 
Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership – FacebookTwitter and e-newsletter

Best for Legendary Digs in Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust – Facebook and Twitter

This story originally appeared in the February 2018 e-newsletter. To sign up, visit the Contact Us page.

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