CIfA's Scottish group represents the interests of Scotland, and those working in Scotland to CIfA council and informs the CIfA's work in this area.
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Cara Jones (Chair)
Melanie Johnson (Secretary)
Warren Bailie (Treasurer)
Scottish Group Workshop: Effective Use of the ScARF resource in day to day archaeology
Date: Friday 11 December 2015
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: Seminar Room 4, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Cost: CIfA member or CIfA Scottish Group member £5 . Non members £10, including one year membership of the group.
This session aims to outline the aims and objectives of the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) and show how it can be used effectively in the day to day business of archaeological works. The session is primarily designed for those working in commercial units who regularly use the resource for work including but not limited to Project Design, Informing strategy and decision making; desk based assessments; data structure reports; recommendations for further work and PERDs. Attendees are therefore likely to be Project Supervisors, Junior or Senior Project Officers or Specialists (environmental, finds etc).
CPD learning outcomes
This training day is aimed at students and those in the early stages of their archaeological career (but anyone with an interest in how to run a survey is welcome), and should give an understanding of the basic principles involved in setting up, conducting and following up a metal detecting survey using volunteers. The day was also publicised by the BBC.
CIfA Planning and guidance - session 2
CIfA Standards and guidance
Student competition winners were announced and each of the two winners received an Amazon voucher, one year's free Student membership of IfA and a position on the committee.