The publication contains summaries from some of the other community groups who have been working on Scottish sites in 2013-14 and have reported via the new Archaeology Scotland online reporting form.

To view the special edition – Making a Difference: Community Groups in Action in a flippage format please follow the link below

(a pdf version may also be accessed here).

Discovery and excavation in Scotland provides an accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and informative guide to archaeological work being undertaken across Scotland. It is a highly respected resource for archaeological research at all levels and is unique in Europe.

The From the Ground Up project, which will run until March 2015, will allow DES to be developed as a fully accessible, rapid reporting online journal. This project will develop reporting systems and encourage user-generated reporting by everyone undertaking archaeological work in Scotland. Alongside the new form development, we will be creating an interactive, searchable, map-based webpage displaying information on new archaeological sites, activities and finds as the work is reported.

DES  is launched each year at the Archaeological Research in Progress conference (ARP), organised by Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. DES 2013 was launched at the ARP conference in Dundee on the 31st May 2014. The next volume will be published at the end of May 2015.

DES  is sent each year to Archaeology Scotland members who choose enhanced membership.

Our new online reporting form is now live and you may  Contribute to DES using it. For guidance on how to use the form please read the information provided here. If you have any questions please contact – Dr Paula Milburn who will be happy to offer guidance and support.

They accept accounts of all forms of archaeological discoveries including:

  • Assessments
  • Environmental studies
  • Evaluations
  • Excavations
  • Fieldwalking
  • Finds studies
  • Geophysical or other field survey
  • Historic building survey
  • Public access projects including Adopt-a-Monument and SRP
  • Records of chance finds
  • Watching briefs