September 2017

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework website

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) reflects the current state of knowledge regarding Scotland’s past. As understanding of the past changes, so too will ScARF. It should be seen as a live document that will be constantly updated, edited and improved. The people developing ScARF are the people who use it: those who research Scotland’s past for enjoyment, employment, or frequently both.

ScARF is therefore not a routine publication as it is one that is revised from day one. It is also multi-authored and necessarily multi-disciplinary, reflecting the variety of approaches and people who conduct research into the past. ScARF is therefore subject to an ongoing process of review. The formulation of the framework required a considerable amount of work from across and beyond the Scottish heritage sector, and was therefore continually peer-reviewed during the process of creation. That work formed the basis for ScARF, and it is now open to everyone to review, improve and develop.

New: Student bursaries available for Association of Environmental Archaeology conference 2017

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SESARF Part 1 Workshop: Commercial Archaeology and Academia

In order to establish key themes and elements for inclusion within the South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framework (SESARF) a series of three workshops have been scheduled to target different sectors within the archaeological community. The first is aimed at commercial archaeology units, consultants and those involved in academia and higher education. The workshop will take place in Edinburgh on the 23rd October 2017. You can find out more about the event and register at

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