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A photo of a female curator looking at a piece of silver as part of a hoard wearing a white glove

Archaeologists begin work on hacked-up silver buried in Scotland during decline of Roman Empire

National Museums Scotland will examine more than 100 pieces of hacked-up silver, coins and jewellery, buried in an Aberdeenshire field during the 4th and 6th centuries.

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Peter Pan birthplace to become Scottish Centre for Children's Stories after winning £1.8 million

The house that inspired JM Barrie to pen the children's novel Peter Pan has received a £1.8 million Lottery grant, which will see it transformed into a children's literature centre.

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Tombs in Neolithic Orkney reveal ancient beliefs, taboos and superstitions of mourners and dead

Beverley Ballin Smith, an archaeologist working on three tombs and cists on Orkney, says the evidence of changing belief systems have provided the most "exciting and varied" discoveries of her life.

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Palisaded settlement and Iron Age roundhouse reveal story of prehistoric Scottish communities

Archaeologists have published their findings from an excavation at Ravelrig Hill, a site overlooking Edinburgh which was first investigated in 2009.

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Shetland Museum's highly regarded Archaeology Collection given Recognised Status

Shetland Museum's Archaeology Collection has become the latest Recognised Collection of National Significance awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery bags a beautiful Raeburn portrait worth £210,000

A beautiful portrait by one of Scotland's greatest painters, Sir Henry Raeburn, has been given to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in lieu of inheritance tax in a deal worth more than......

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art revives the work of Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun

A major new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art explores the tragic lives and vibrant works of Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun - two forgotten figures of mid-20th century......

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Radiocarbon tests on charcoal reveals Iron Age remains which could be linked to Romans in Scotland

Archaeologists and volunteers have used charcoal remains to identify a large Roman coastal fort or a native settlement from the 1st century opposite a 14th century castle.

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Forensic archaeologists begin to excavate Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building

Archaeologists say they will use similar techniques to ones used at Windsor Castle during the 1990s as they begin to salvage the remains of the school's burnt-out building.

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Bog material reveals 11,500 years of Scottish history at prehistoric hillforts near Edinburgh

Archaeologists studying Ravelrig Bog, which began as a rocky hollow at the end of the last glacial period, have found evidence of human occupation from across the ages.

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Scottish Viking hoard is most spectacular and largest of modern times say archaeologists

Archaeologists are hailing the find of a hoard of Viking treasure found by a metal detectorist in Scotland as the largest found in modern times.

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Portishead's Geoff Barrow drives camper van to pitch-black Scottish forest for "really cool adventure"

The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park was turned into a music festival over the weekend, including an appearance from the Portishead founder and a paranormal investigator.

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Archaeologists find "totally fascinating" medieval friary and human skeletal remains

Human remains, a wall and medieval ceramics have been found at a 13th century Dominican friary destroyed in Stirling during the Reformation in 1559.

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Roman occupiers had comfy boots, granaries and heating in southern Scotland, say experts

A rotted boot found during a dig near Dumfries would have been used by a soldier to patrol 2nd century tribes in Scotland, say archaeologists investigating Carzield Roman Fort.

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Beyond the Border: Four Scottish photographers on art and Scotland's independence

Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Stephen McLaren, whose photography exhibition is at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, talk all things Scotland.

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