Scottish Area Group


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.

Join the Group

Membership is free to CIfA members (£10 for non-members). To join, please contact the CIfA office at

Tel: 0118 378 6446



Cara Jones (Chair)

Melanie Johnson (Secretary)

Warren Bailie (Treasurer)

Tristan Boyle

Murray Cook

Sam Fox

Peta Glew

Matt Ritchie

Biddy Simpson

Forthcoming events

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

  • Research Skills: Being able to effectively search online archaeological resources
  • Literacy: Development of computer skills including updating websites and wikis
  • Communication: Keeping up to date with current archaeological developments in Scotland
  • Communication: Networking with those in similar roles

Previous events

  • AGM Event 2015 - Kings Knott

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.

19 September - Kings Knott recording & metal detecting training session

Agenda for the day

AGM agenda

Business plan

IfA 5 year plan 2010-2015

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