September 2018

19/09/18 The South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framework (SESARF) Project is now looking for feedback and contributions to their draft documents. Everything you need to know is available here - including briefing documents, draft versions of nine period chapters and preliminary figures. Please take some time to have a look and contribute if you can. Further documents will be added here soon.

August 2018

06/08/18 We are pleased to announce that work has started on the the latest regional research framework. At the start of August Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust began a three year project to create an archaeological research framework (ARF) for the Perth and Kinross region. This means that, alongside the South-East Scotland ARF, the Highlands ARF and the Three Islands ARF, there are now four regional framework projects currently in progress. 

July 2018

12/07/18  The South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framework - Draft (Part 1) has been released for contributions. If you have already expressed an interest in providing feedback or a case study then you should have received an email with links to all the documents. If anyone else would like to contribute or have suggestions for interesting case studies please get in touch with the SESARF team - details here

02/07/18  We are pleased to announce the start of the Three Islands Research Framework (Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles). The process to develop a new regional research framwork for the Islands is set to begin at the first week of July 2018 and will be led by Dr Rebecca Rennell at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The first year will concentrate on developing a framework for the Western Isles, the second year will be devoted to Shetland and the final year will culminate in Orkney. Watch this space for news of a launch event and how you can get involved!

June 2018

03/06/18 The opening Symposium to launch the three year project to create a Highland Archaeological Research Framework took place in Inverness this weekend - more details about the HighARF can be found at

May 2018

28/05/18   Our new ScARF Project Manager has joined us today. Please welcome Helen Spencer to the fold!

April 2018

27/04/18   The latest skills workshop, all about Zooarchaeology was held today in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh. Another successful workshop with excellent discussions throughout.

27/04/18  Consultation open on Scotland's Archaeolgoical Periods and Ages (ScAPA)

24/04/18   Brand new case study for Future Thinking on Scotland's Carved Stones now available at

09/04/18   Applications for the post of ScARF Project Manager have now closed.

March 2018

26/03/18   The March e-newsletter is now out and available at

16/03/18   The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are currently recruiting for a Project Manager see the vacancy at

February 2018

07/03/18   The e-newsletter for February is now available at

January 2018

29/01/18   The e-newsletter for January is now available at

17/01/18   The Call for Papers for EAA 2018 is now available. The ScARF team are co-organising a session with Historic England and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and are now inviting abstract submissions. More information at


Calendar - for a list of lectures and events related to research in Scottish archaeology.

News Archive - ScARF news archive from 2012 - 2017.

e-newsletter archive - view the archived ScARF e-newsletters