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  • Check out our new page Historical Routes Through the Highlands where we feature pdf information sheets for various important old routes which you can download or print. So far we have added The Old Drove Road or "Fish Road" from Little Garve to Aultguish, The Road from Clachan Church, Loch Broom, to Dundonnell, and The Military Road from Slochd to Sluggan.

  • NOSAS's Tarrradale Through Time (TTT) Project will excavate a barrow cemetery, potentially one of the largest in Scotland, from 31st August to 15th September this year. For more information about the upcoming dig see our recent blog. A new Tarradale visual display is currently touring libraries and other venues - you can find out where to catch up with it here.

  • A special talk will take place at 7.30 Thursday 18 July at North Kessock Hall discussing the important Mesolithic antler tools found at Tarradale in 2017. The speaker is Ben J Elliott. You can see further details here.

  • A NOSAS project digitising the Lovat Estate Maps began in April 2018. 500 maps are now available on the National Library of Scotland website. Volunteers are now being recruited to geo-reference these maps so that they can fit over a current Ordnance Survey map. Further details on the Current Projects page.

  • 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 Current Projects page, the new SCRAP website and the new blog post. Last year a dedicated NOSAS group were in Tiree recording over 20 cup marked panels.

  • NOSAS has been donated a resistivity unit by NESARS (North East Scotland Archaeology Research Society). We are very grateful for this generous gift and have already begun to put it to good use!

  • NOSAS bas been cataloguing and sorting over 5000 aerial photographs gifted by the late Jim Bone in May 2018. These slides, prints and digital images now make up the JS Bone Collection. Historic Environment Scotland has just agreed to digitally scan the 3200 prints and slides and upload them to the Canmore website! More info on the Current Projects page.

  • Other recent blog posts include Initiating CAERoS: Coastal Archaeology and Erosion in Wester RossTain, Tarbat Ness and the DukeA Metal Detecting Survey of Beauly FieldsA Little Piece of Coppice at Coulmore and Highland Regional SCARFOn our Survey Reports Page you will find the recent additions on Inverlaidnan, Ardboll Township, Kinbeachie Castle, Isle Ewe, Isle Martin and Tanera Mor.



A new page has been added to the members only section of the web site to enable members to download copies of committee meeting minutes and financial statements.

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