FacebookWordpress Blog


  • 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. Currently volunteers are wanted for the first phase of excavation from 23rd September to 6th October, and there is an open day on Saturday 30th September. For more information see the new website.

  • The Highland Archaeological Festival (HAF) runs from 30th September to 15th October 2017 and is packed full of walks, talks and events - see the website and download the full brochure. The Conference in Inverness will be on Sat 14th and Sun 15th with presentations about many significant archaeological developments from the last year. The NOSAS AGM will take place at 5.15 on Sat 14th in the Kenneth St Cathedral hall after the Conference - all welcome. 

  • NOSAS 20 Year Celebrations are due to break out in March 2018. A conference, field trips and a special publication are all being planned. You can read more details about the publication - "Old Routes of the Highlands" - here. There is a new blog post by Meryl on one of the proposed routes - Walking the old “Fish Road”: Aultguish Inn to Little Garve Bridge.

  • AOC and Historic Assynt are undertaking an excavation at Clachtoll Broch between July and September 2017. Volunteers are welcome, see here for more details. Read the new NOSAS blog post - Clachtoll Broch Excavations 2017 - The First Month.

  • 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 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 will talk at our first MAD night of the season on 28th September.

  • PRESS RELEASE ‘Rosemarkie Man’ – 1400 year old Pictish skeleton discovered by NOSAS's Rosemarkie Caves Project. Read the BLOG FOR FULL INFORMATION. Further excavations in the caves took place in September 2017. See also Current Projects and listen to the BBC radio feature.
  • Read the latest NOSAS Newsletter, July 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.

View All Stories