Discover more about recent archaeological works in south-east Scotland

This annual conference, organised by City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council and Scottish Borders Council, provides an important opportunity to hear and discuss firsthand accounts of the archaeological fieldwork and research being undertaken in local areas.

This year's programme includes talks on a wide range of exciting subjects including recent archaeological work at Preston Tower, Prestonpans, the skeletal evidence for violence in early medieval south-east Scotland, excavations at the former Edinburgh and Leith Glassworks and a presentation from National Museum of Scotland Treasure Trove team about treasure trove in Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Borders.

East Lothian Provost, John McMillan, said: “This year’s event is the 20th Archaeology Conference and provides an opportunity to discover more about the recent excavations and finds undertaken in our region. The south-east area of the country has a rich history of settlements, battles and industries that have helped shape modern Scotland. It’s fascinating to learn more including how the very discipline of archaeology has changed with the use of new technology to aid identification of artefacts and ages.”

The conference is on Saturday 19 November, 9:00am - 4:45pm at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh and the programme is available to download here.

Tickets cost £30 and an optional buffet lunch is available for £10, but must be booked in advance.

Published: Wednesday, 2nd November 2022