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Major Archaeological Conference Set For Orkney

Orkney is to host the final event in the development of Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology from 24th to 27th of March  2023. This is part of SCARF – Scottish Archaeological Research Framework.

Scottish Archaeological Research Framework is intended to be THE research resource for Scottish archaeology, one which provides an overview of the subject and also a set of useful and relevant research questions for everyone to use.

The Scottish Government Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Neil Gray is to launch the 4 day conference.

Although this is a free in person conference, places are limited. To register click on this link online registration form.  Click on this link to submit questions.

Commenting Paul Sharman Orkney Islands Archaeologist said:

“The purpose of this, the third such event, is to identify research gaps and areas of research potential. The framework will provide an important and accessible resource to anyone interested in the archaeology of Orkney. I am very much looking forward to being part of the event.”

Working together for developing Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology are the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Archaeology Institute , Local Authority archaeologists at the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES), Shetland Amenity Trust and Orkney Islands Council. It is  supported by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers Scotland (ALGAO) and funded by Historic Environment Scotland as part of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.

Click on this link to read more about the Regional Frameworks

The third and final symposium for Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology (SIRFA) is taking place from March 24th-27th in Kirkwall, Orkney

The event will be open to everyone with an interest in archaeological research in the Scottish Isles, including: individuals and organisations whose work involves archaeological research, as well as anyone who engages with the outcomes of research such as museums professionals, commercial archaeologists, academic researchers, archaeology students, community heritage groups, independent researchers and local and national government agencies.

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