Scottish area group AGM and trainings

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Join us for Scottish area group AGM and additional trainings.


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Managing heritage sites can at times be complex, with many factors to be considers, especially if a site is designated. Relatively ‘simple’ tasks like vegetation clearance requires planning, appropriate equipment, expertise and (in some instances) permissions from organisations like Historic Environment Scotland.

This CPD workshop will introduce the key points of managing a designated heritage site through hands activities (vegetation clearance). We will learn from the Historic Environment Scotland Holyrood Park Rangers how they manage one of Scotland’s largest scheduled monuments – Holyrood Park. 

Namely you will learn 

  • The challenges and considerations of managing a designated heritage site 
  • Practical considerations when undertaking site management activities 
  • How to manage and remove vegetation from designated sites 
  • Top tips for how to communicate this work to the general public or passers-by

Additionally, this is a great opportunity to meet members of the CIfA Scottish Group and learn about the work they do in Scottish Archaeology. 

The workshop will take place outdoors and will involve physical activities. As such please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Equipment will be provided. Please get in touch with Cara with questions about this. 

The Scottish Group AGM will precede the workshop and lunch will be provided.  The main CIfA AGM will be streamed from the Holyrood Park Education Centre and you are welcome to join us to watch this live. 

This workshop is subsidised by the Historic Environment Scotland Organisational Support Fund and supports the delivery of Aim 5 of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy. This funding helps subsidise the cost of delivering the workshop and enables bursary spaces. If you would like a free space on this workshop and live and/or work in Scotland, please get in touch with Cara (

Holyrood Park Education Centre

Featured presenters
HES Ranger Service and Archaeology Scotland

Livestream of Innovation Festival morning session
13:00 - Lunch (provided)
13:00 - CIfA AGM livestream
14:00 - Scottish group AGM
14:30 - Students' tour and presentation, followed by deveg training session

Additional info

All participants should wear sturdy footwear with good grips and ankle support (walking boots are ideal) and bring warm, waterproof clothing which they don’t mind getting dirty. We’ll supply gloves, eye protection and tools. The work is likely to take place on steep slopes with uneven underfoot conditions.

Lunch will be provided, please indicate any dietary restrictions you may have.


A full refund may be given on cancellations up to one week before the event. Within one week, a 50% refund will be given up to 24 hours before the event. Once the event has started, refunds may only be given in exceptional circumstances. To request a refund, please email us at

October 11th, 2022 12:00 PM (GMT/UTC)   to   5:00 PM (GMT/UTC)
Training £ 5.00
AGM only £ 0.00

Training £ 5.00
AGM only £ 0.00