Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Charity information

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is the oldest antiquarian society in Scotland. We support and promote the study of the antiquities and history of Scotland.

Founded 1780

  • Mission statement

    The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland will promote the research, understanding and conservation of the archaeological and historic environment of Scotland for the benefit of all. It will actively support research in the field and advocate good practice. It will promote the results of its research and that of others to the widest possible audience.

  • Aims

    Society of Antiquaries of Scotland aims to:

    • increase funding for research grants into the history and archaeology of Scotland.
    • The first Law of the Society says: "The purpose of the Society shall be the study of the antiquities and history of Scotland, more especially by means of archaeological research."
    • develop as a centre for excellence providing an independent heritage hub of expertise and resources to facilitate, exchange and promote research into Scotland’s past.
    • support, preserve and promote the heritage of Scotland through advocacy.
    • educate through its publications, lectures, conferences and other events about Scotland's past to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1780

    Board members: 21

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 21

    Phone number: 01312474133

    Address: National Museum Of Scotland Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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