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Do You Dorodango?

South Lanarkshire

Thursday 15 December - Wednesday 01 February

Remnants of past industry can be found beneath our feet, from agriculture to mining, textiles to iron works. Make Your…


Up Helly Aa 2017

Lerwick, Shetland

Tuesday 31 January

Up Helly Aa takes place in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January every year. Up Helly Aa day involves a series of…

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Winter Walkabout: Clearance coast

Cill Chriosd, Strathaird, Isle of Skye

Friday 27 January @ 4:00pm

A repeat of one of the summer walks, this circular route to the cleared villages of Boreraig and Suisnish offers…

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#ArchaEmoji – Dig It! 2017 Social Media Competition

To celebrate the launch of Dig It! 2017, we’re running an emoji-themed social media competition! 🎉 Dig into the archaeology-inspired stories in our Discover Scotland’s Stories illustration. Once a scene grabs your attention, head to Facebook or Twitter and recreate it through the power of emojis. Archaeology is fun and surprising – so the Dig…

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Dig It! TV

Dig It! TV offers unparalleled access to the sites, objects and people that form Scotland’s heritage. By blending “traditional” topics with themes such as Minecraft and Game of Thrones, this channel is bringing Scotland’s stories to a wider audience. Dig It! TV currently consists of three series, mirroring the themes of History, Heritage and Archaeology….

Penicuik House

Crafting the Past

Thanks to the first full-scale, topographically accurate and interactive map of Scotland in Minecraft, gamers throughout the world can explore thousands of years of history.  This digital world has been specifically designed to encourage the exploration and discovery of the past. In order to create the most authentic experience possible, archaeologists have been working alongside gaming experts since the…

A little bit about Dig It! 2017

Dig It! 2017 is a celebration of Scottish archaeology, co-ordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland for the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. With a packed programme of events, from people exploring the story of their own local area, to digs, festivals, and Minecraft, there are so many ways to get involved. Organisations across the country will be exploring our past through song, art, performance and storytelling. It will be exciting, fun, grassroots and messy – just like archaeology and archaeologists.

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