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  • It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of long serving NOSAS Treasurer and Committee member David Findlay. David made a great contribution to NOSAS over the years and he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

  • Scotland's Rock Art Project (ScRAP), a major 5 year study funded by HES, is now underway and NOSAS is fully involved. For more information see our Blog post and Current Projects page.

  • NOSAS 20 Year Celebrations are due to break out in March 2018. A conference, field trips and a special publication are all being planned. See the 20 Years page for full information.

  • NOSAS's Tarrradale Through Time (TTT) Project has been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding of £69,000 to undertake an exciting programme of archaeological excavation and investigation. The first season of excavation recently finished. For more information see the new website

  • AOC and Historic Assynt undertook an excavation at Clachtoll Broch between July and September 2017. Read the our NOSAS blog post - Clachtoll Broch Excavations 2017 - The First Month, a further post will follow shortly.

  • NOSAS members worked with Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP) in 2014 to undertake a survey of the zulu fishing boat wrecks in Loch Fleet near Embo. The final report is now available for download. A report on the Zulu wrecks at Findhorn can also be downloaded here. On our Survey Reports Page you will also find new reports on Isle Ewe, Ardboll Township and Tanera Mor.

  • Another recent publication is The Monumental Cemeteries of Northern Pictland by Juliette Mitchell and Gordon Noble, it includes new information on Tarradale. Juliette spoke at our first MAD night of the season on 28th September. See also the latest paper by Alex Woolf - On the Nature of the Picts.

  • ‘Rosemarkie Man’, an exceptionally preserved 1400 year old Pictish skeleton, was discovered by NOSAS's Rosemarkie Caves Project in 2016. Read the Blog. Further excavations in the caves took place in September 2017, read the new blog here. See also Current Projects, listen to the BBC radio feature and watch the BBC Landward segment.
  • Read the latest NOSAS Newsletter, Oct 2017 - click here.

  • An Archaeological Field Manual - click here. This has been made available to all NOSAS members by Candy Hatherly, Uni of Aberdeen. It's inclusive, detailed, easy to read.

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