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Scottish Archaeology Gift Guide for 2017

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Wondering what to buy for the person who has everything (and also happens to love Scotland’s past)? We’ve created a handy list to help with your Christmas shopping: 

The Birth of Industrial Glasgow: the archaeology of the M74
Purchase from the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Dig into Glasgow’s past with this award-nominated book, which is currently 10% off in the Society’s Christmas sale. Proceeds from sales contribute to their charitable activity, including research projects and grants. 

Broch Pin Badge
Purchase from Caithness Broch Project
Grab one of these badges (pictured) before they’re gone! Designed by Gina Ramsay, an illustrator and graphic designer based in Orkney, they come in blue, red, grey and yellow, and all proceeds go towards the Caithness Broch Project.

Archaeology Scotland Membership
Purchase from Archaeology Scotland
Give the gift of magazines, e-newsletters, events and resources, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve supported a charity which works to safeguard our heritage, as well as inspire communities, amateurs and professionals to discover, explore and enjoy Scotland’s past. 

Pictish Smithy Print 
Purchase from Swandro – Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust 
You can pop one of these prints in your shopping basket knowing that 100% of the purchase price supports this fantastic excavation. The black and white print features the Pictish Smithy at Swandro as an original reconstruction drawing by renowned archaeological illustrator, Alan R Braby.

Bonus Stocking StufferCastles & Battlefields – Accessible Highlights
Free download from Euan’s Guide
Download and print the colourful pages, carefully staple them together and then sneak it into a stocking on Christmas Eve. You’ll be giving the gift of Lochside ruins, mighty fortresses, haunted castles, atmospheric battlefields and hidden pine forests. 

This story originally appeared in the December 2017 e-newsletter. To sign up, visit the Contact Us page.