Harris & Lewis Adventures

I was fortunate enough to recently go on a small trip to Harris. As a lover of beaches, the sea, islands and the west of Scotland this was one of the places I was desperate to see. I have never been anywhere with such beautiful beaches (I’m from Northumberland, I don’t say that lightly) and…

November: Conferences, Takeovers and Inspiration

November was busy. I’m not quite sure where it has gone (but at least this time it was amidst a a haze of conferences, career fairs and talks, not the vodka and Paul Simon haze of November 2013. And 2012). I had the pleasure of attending Historic Environment Scotland’s Our Place In Time Conference on…

DigIt! 2015 meets Scottish International Storytelling Festival #SISF2015

Over the past week (and a bit) I have had the pleasure of volunteering for a couple of events hosted by DigIt! 2015, in conjunction with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. This festival seems to have eluded me over the years, possibly due to increase in intensity of university work during this time because deadlines…

Highland Archaeology Festival Conference 10th-11th October- #2015HAF

On the weekend of the 10th and 11th of October, I was lucky enough to be in Inverness for the Highland Archaeology Festival’s Conference- Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Research (RADAR). The Highland Archaeology Festival is well established now, organised by the Highland Council’s Historic Environment Record team and every year offers a packed schedule of…

Edinburgh 

So it’s been around 3 weeks since my last post, which is ridiculous. I suppose this is excusable as it has been a pretty strange few weeks, during which a lot of things have changed.   After leaving my old job, I was offered some short term archaeology work with a commercial archaeology unit- which…

Archaeology Cake- or Arch-cake-ology (if you will) #DigItBuildIt

2015 has been a brilliant year for Scottish Archaeology as we have witnessed, enjoyed and participated in a year long celebration of archaeology thanks to Dig It! 2015. Co-ordinated by the Society of Antiquaries for Scotland and Archaeology Scotland, it has painted Scotland beautiful bright pink with its programme of events, information and resources for…