Welcome to our collection of Open Access books about Scotland's past

Spotlights

  • Bearsden: A Roman Fort on the Antonine Wall

    Bearsden: A Roman Fort on the Antonine Wall

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    ‘Breeze and his fellow authors are to be congratulated on a volume that […] makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Roman Scotland.’
    – Pete Wilson in Britannia (volume 49)

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  • Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness: Changing Ideologies in North-East Scotland, Sixth to Sixteenth Century AD

    Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness: Changing Ideologies in North-east Scotland, Sixth to Sixteenth Century AD

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    “Martin Carver’s ten-year programme of excavations at Portmahomack has been in the vanguard of [Pictish Archaeology] research, and the publication of the culminating monograph represents a major landmark in Pictish studies. Overall this is an expertly crafted volume that does full justice to the spectacular sequence of archaeology unearthed at Portmahomack.”

    – Dr Gabor Thomas, Antiquity (vol. 91)

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  • The Scottish Antiquarian Tradition: Essays to mark the bicentenary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1780–1980

    The Scottish Antiquarian Tradition: Essays to mark the bicentenary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1780–1980

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    For two hundred years the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland has remained a major guardian of the heritage of the nation in its museum and through the long series of publications by its members that record many of the major discoveries about the early history of Scotland. In 1980 the Society celebrated the bicentenary of its foundation by commissioning this series of essays dealing with its history as the premier Scottish archaeological and historical body.

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