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  • 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. For more information see the press release. Details of associated contract tenders/ vacancies can be seen here.

  • 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.

  • Historic Assynt is undertaking an excavation at Clachtoll Broch between July and September 2017. Volunteers are welcome from the second week of July. See here for more details.

  • 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.

  • Following our successful week long field trip, John Wombell has written a new blog post which discusses several aspects of Tiree archaeology, including the rock art - A few disconnected thoughts after the NOSAS trip to Tiree June 2017.

  • 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.

  • Another recent publication is The Monumental Cemeteries of Northern Pictland by Juliette Mitchell and Gordon Noble, it includes new information on Tarradale.

  • PRESS RELEASE ‘Rosemarkie Man’ – 1400 year old skeleton discovered by the Rosemarkie Caves Project and BLOG FOR FULL INFORMATION. Further excavations in the caves will take place this September. See also Current Projects.
  • 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 - and so should be a great help to those of us "on our knees" this summer.

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