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Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2018

December 20, 2019


A little break from the TAG videos, some videos from Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference: Conference info: Historic Environment Scotland, Archaeology Scotland, The Scottish Council on Archives and Northlight Heritage are delighted to welcome you to Stirling for the 2018 Community Heritage Conference. Now in its 7th year we are pleased to be holding this year’s […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2017: Part 5

September 25, 2019


The last of the big Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference videos: Nungate memories: the pleasures of oral recording The importance of memory in the park context Walking Tours on Wheels, Paisley Rejuvenating the West Boathouse Inspiring landscapes: the life and times of Muirhead Bone Personal reflections on community heritage in Scotland: […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2017: Part 3

September 11, 2019


Another week and another set of videos from the big Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference. As before, they are a bit mixed up so the topics are all over the place: Feats of Clay: Bronze Age metalworking at North Kessock The Living Wells Project – community heritage and the interpretation of holy wells in Wales […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2017: Part 2

September 4, 2019


Another batch of videos from the big Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference. It is a mixed bag in terms of topics. Not sure how it happened, but when the videos got added to the YouTube playlist they was not really an order to it: Remember Us: Muslim communities and the First World War Digging In: […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Obon

January 25, 2017


Last week I had a posted videos from Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference – Aberdeen. As mentioned, this year three community conferences were run- Aberdeen, Oban and Ayrshire. I filmed the Aberdeen and Oban ones and here are videos from the Oban conference: Oban Communities Trust Caroline Boswell & RhonaDougall ACFA Tiree Survey 2016 […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference- Aberdeen

January 20, 2017


Every year in Scotland there is a conference that is a bit unique in archaeology, professionals are not allowed to give papers… for the most part. All the presentations are by community members on heritage projects. There is a Minute of Mayhem when anyone can present a brief review of their work in under a […]

2015 Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee Conference

November 30, 2015


A few weeks ago I was able to film the Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee Conference, but we shorten it to TaFAC. There are some great videos to watch (if you are reading this via email or RSS feed you may need to visit the page to see the videos:           […]

Would an Independent Scotland Increase or Decrease Heritage and Archaeology Funding?

September 17, 2014


On the issue of Scotland’s independence, the ‘Yes’  campaign says, “the roads will be paved with gold, which we will ride our unicorns on”, and the ‘No Thanks’ campaign says, “the devil will set up his new home in Scotland as it degrades into a failed state” when it comes to the future of economy and […]

A Tale of Two Countries: Scottish Independence and the Archaeology workforce

September 16, 2014


A Tale of Two Countries I laid out how many aspects of Archaeology and Heritage will not change with an independent Scotland in my last post. But, there are many issues that an Independent Scotland would be dramatically different than the current UK and no more so that the future makeup of their workforce. An […]

What an Independent Scotland would mean for Archaeology and Heritage.

September 15, 2014


On September 18th the people of Scotland will vote on their independence from the United Kingdom, potentially becoming the oldest-newest independent nation in the world. Until last week the result of the referendum was predictable, the ‘Yes’ campaign (pro-independence) was heading for a shellacking. A few months ago some polls had the No Campaign, more correctly […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference

August 26, 2014


I have updated these videos for Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference. I had originally posted this on November 14th, 2013 but since then I have gotten better software and more experience.  So I digitally remastered the videos (makes me sound like a movie studio) i.e. re-edited the videos. It should be a more enjoyable viewing experience. […]

Archaeological Research in Progress Conference

June 11, 2014


Another conference and another couple of videos. Though you will find that the sound is much better with these than the last ones I posted. Brief- May 31st 2014, Archaeological Research in Progress Conference in Dundee Scotland. I video recorded and then edited the presentations. I hope you enjoy them: Depicting the Dead: Faces from […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference

November 14, 2013


I have updated these videos for Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference. I had originally posted this on November 14th, 2013 but has since gotten better software and more experience.  So I digitally remastered the videos (makes me sound like a movie studio). It should be a more enjoyable viewing experience. As part of the conference there was […]

Digipubarch Conference Video- Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

November 14, 2012


Cara, from Archaeology Scotland, presents some great work they are going at Adopt-a-Monument, at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: Abstract: Let’s Get Digital, Digital! Adopt-a-Monument and Digital Engagement Adopt-a-Monument is a five year scheme which encourages communities to take a lead role in conserving and promoting their local heritage. We help with a variety of […]

Ancient Wonders Captured in 3D

November 27, 2011


Very good video- Ben Kacyra brings up some great points about preservation and the loss of heritage sites. I have to say, the bundling of the data into apps and programs so people can access it is great. Too often the actual data is not decimated to the public so they can use it. It […]

Archaeology, the life!

September 11, 2011


So my posts have been a bit sparse of late but that is because I have been out in the field 🙂 I still have some more digs before the summer is over but here is what I have been up to in the last few weeks: Newhailes– Nice 18th century estate with pool/pond, shell […]

Excavating in Scotland IIB

August 6, 2011


As part of the excavation at Temple, Scotland we walked down the road to the local church, actually old church. Pretty cool place to visit, the Canmor record is pretty good. As part of a refurbishment of a wall adjacent to the church cemetery a tombstone was uncovered.  Actually, two were found but one has […]

Excavation in Scotland II

July 26, 2011


The second excavation I recently took part in was at Temple in Scotland. Temple is a bit of a hot spot for a lot of fringe groups because it was the headquarters of the Knights Templar in Scotland (circa 1200’s). There, at one point, was a Templar priory (probably buried under the church that was […]

Excavations in Scotland

July 25, 2011


This is a side post on some of what I have done for the last few months. I was involved in two excavations one at Gifford and the other at Temple in Scotland (that’s for a later post). The Gifford excavation involved placing a 20m trench across what we thought was going to be two […]