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Project information

Raeburn Garden Open Day

To raise funds to support a local archaeological project, through DIG IT! 2015, an initiative from the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. £500 will help 16 – 24 year olds and life-long-learners get involved with their local archaeology. In memory of Judith Craig Lyall.

August 2014 - September 2014

Charity information: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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  • Need


    To highlight Dig It! 2015 a year long celebration of Scottish archaeology.


    Funds raised will support an archaeological project for 16 to 24 year olds and life long learners in the South Lanarkshire area.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To run an inclusive archaeological project for 16 - 24 year olds and life long learners.


    » To involve people in an archaeological project - helping them unearth the story of their local area and develop new skills.

    What success will look like

    To introduce archaeology to new audiences and to help develop new skills and self confidence.

  • Impact


    The project will bring together professional archaeologists to work with local voluntary groups to reach new audiences. It will also help people engage with the story of their local area and encourage a sense of pride and connection with their environment.


    The local groups are yet to be identified. We have dealt with this by developing links with the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership who work closely with groups throughout the area.


    We will report via social media channels, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland website and newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500 Archaeological resource Fee for professional archaeology resource
  • Background


    South Lanarkshire has a rich landscape shaped by nature and people. It consists of a unique mosaic of ancient woodlands, geological features, hedgerows, farmland, historic settlements and country estates. There is a strong interest in local heritage and our project aims to encourage groups who do not normally engage to become involved.


    We hope the project will create an opportunity for young people aged 16-24 and life longer learners to work together. The project will allow them to engage with their local environment and gain valuable hands on experience working with professional archaeologists.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland promotes research and understanding of Scotland's history and archaeology. Through Dig It! 2015, a year long programme of events, we aim to introduce new audiences to the relevance of archaeology in the 21st century.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Jeff Sanders

    Dr Jeff Sanders, project manager, is an experience and passionate advocate for archaeology. His networks and knowledge are key to the delivery.