Scottish Area Group
IfA’s Scottish group represents the interests of Scotland, and those working in Scotland to IfA council and informs the IfA’s work in this area.
Join the Group
Membership is free to IfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact the IfA office at
Institute for Archaeologists
Tel: 0118 378 6446
The AGM was held on 23 October 2013 alongside an event discussing The Future of Planning-Led Archaeology in Scotland. Four new Ordinary committee members were voted in and they would like to thank those who had to step down.
Mark Roberts (Chair)
Melanie Johnson (Secretary)
Mary Peteranna (Treasurer TBC)
SGIfA student competition - deadline 31 March 2014
Why do you want to become a professional archaeologist?
What are your archaeological hopes and dreams – or your concerns for the future. What field do you aim to work in and how will you achieve your goal? What makes studying in Scotland special? And how can the archaeological profession best prepare you for life after university?
Tell us in less than 500 words – the best entries will be published in the SGIfA newsletter with the top prize winning a £50 Amazon voucher and appointment (as voluntary student representative) to the Scottish Group IfA committee for a year. If you are not currently a student member of IfA, you will also receive free membership for one year.
Send your entry to email@example.com by the 31 March 2014 marked ‘SGIfA Student Competition’.
Please include your current email address and contact telephone number, details fo your course, University and a copy of your student card. You must be registered as a full or part-time student in a relevant degree at a Scottish University.
Open Source GIS workshop
A workshop hosted by the IfA Scottish Group
Cathy MacIver of Northlight Heritage will run a day workshop introducing archaeologists to QGIS. QGIS is an open source, free, multiplatform software allowing the creation, manipulation and analysis of mapping and spacial data.
The workshop will cover the following:
- an introduction to GIS basics
- where to ﬁnd free and open mapping,
- how to set up a basic GIS for your project
- how to make your own maps.
For further details and how to book please Click Here
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