June 2019

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework

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! June 2019


Our June newsletter has just been sent out to all our subscribers. Take a look at it here for all the latest ScARF news. 


We have new student bursary opportinuties! Please see our Student Bursary pages for more details of how to apply for bursaires to help with the costs of attending the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework Conference 'Priorities in Progress' conference and the Scotland's Islands Research Framework for Archaeology, Shetland Symposium. 


Booking is now open for the Perth and Kinross Archaeology Research Framework (PKARF) 'Priorities in Progress' Conference. 

It takes place on the 30th August 2019 in the AK Bell Library in Perth and is free to attend. Registration is now online at Eventbrite

Take a look here to find out more about the project.