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  • A previously unknown Pictish cross slab (right) has been discovered by NOSAS members in the Dingwall area. The find has now been removed from the site for conservation. See our Facebook Post and Blog Post by for more information. We have now launched a Crowdfunding Campaign with PAS to raise £20,000 for the stone's repair and conservation - give at www.justgiving.com/campaign/SponsorAPictishStone

  • NOSAS's Tarrradale Through Time (TTT) Project excavated a barrow cemetery, potentially one of the largest in Scotland, this year. For more information about the dig see the TTT blog. You can also read about our spectacular last day find (picture below right) on the BBC News website.

  • NOSAS has a brand new publication out now. A Year of Highland Archaeology features 10 articles each focusing on diverse and exciting archaeology that NOSAS has been with involved with recently. These include Tarradadale through Time, Scotland's Rock Art Project, scanning the Lovat Estate Maps, surveying using plane tables and quadcopters, exploring hut circle landscapes in Glenurquhart, researching the fisher-folk of Golspie and much more. Find out more - including how to buy - here, or read the blog.

  • 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.

  • A NOSAS project digitising the Lovat Estate Maps began in April 2018. 500 maps are now available on the National Library of Scotland website

  • NOSAS has 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!

  • Scotland's Rock Art Project (ScRAP), a major 5 year study funded by HES, is ongoing with full NOSAS involvement. For more information see our Current Projects page, the new SCRAP website and the new blog post

  • Other recent posts on the NOSAS Blog include Droning on about TarradalePictish Eagles and the Strathpeffer StonePetty Industry: The Evidence for Industry in a Highland Parish,  Isle Martin Burial Ground: An Investigation and Initiating CAERoS: Coastal Archaeology and Erosion in Wester RossOn our Survey Reports Page you will find the recent additions on Inverlaidnan, Ardboll Township, Kinbeachie Castle, Isle Ewe, Isle Martin and Tanera Mor.



The North of Scotland Archaeological Society
is pleased to announce the publication of


- The History and Archaeology of a Northeast Highland Glen

Take a journey through this beautiful and little known glen and discover its historical and archaeological secrets. The glen is reputed to have been one of the most densely populated in Ross-shire – why was this? How did the people survive? What was the fate of this “super abundant” population? This book tells the story of the glen at a time of great upheaval and controversial change, relating it to the archaeological sites discovered and recorded during a 3 year project.

“The result of an ambitious project to survey Strathconon, a glen into which few archaeologists had trodden, is this magnificent volume, where history, archaeology and ethnography are drawn together into a fascinating overview of the glen, its landscape, environment, and its people”         
Professor Richard Oram, University of Stirling

“From the end of the 18th century when whisky was a high value, albeit illicit, product through the privations of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century, the life of the people is vividly brought to life”.  Anne Coombs NOSAS Chair

Available through booksellers in the area price £9, or direct from NOSAS, c/o 10 Riverford Cres, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire, IV7 8HL  (£9 + £2 p&p).  (NOSAS Members' price £8)


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