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. Non-members will need to pay an annual £10 fee.


Sam Fox (Chair)
Joe Somerville (Secretary)
Tristan Boyle (Treasurer)

Biddy Simpson (Ordinary committee member)
Andy Bicket (Ordinary committee member)
Lindsey Buster (Ordinary committee member)
Kevin Paton (Ordinary committee member)
Paul Murtagh (Ordinary committee member)


Forthcoming Events

For all upcoming events, please visit our event calendar.

Call for nominations for Secretary and 2 Ordinary committee members, please complete the nomination form and return it by Tuesday 17 September.
The AGM will take place on Tuesday 15 October in Edinburgh.

Previous events

  • From Field to Museum: Training workshop on artefact identification and accessioning process - Thursday 1 November 10:00 at National Museums Collection Centre, Edinburgh

  • The role of setting in the management of Scotland's Heritage and Scottish group AGM - Friday 28 September 12:00 at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

  • Accreditation and CPD workshop - Tuesday 30 January, 13:30

  • Standards and Guidance for Briefs, Specifications and WSIs workshop -Wednesday 31 January, 10:00

  • Mental Health First Aid CPD workshop - Tuesday 20 February, 10:00
    In February the Scottish Group and the Equality and Diversity Group held a Mental Health First Aid CPD workshop in Edinburgh. Mental health issues are an increasingly becoming more relevant to our work. This can be through our work with colleagues, volunteers or even ourselves. This workshop intends to provide an introduction to mental health issues, how we can understand the issues, help others through reading symptoms and prepare ourselves for future work. Topics covered will include depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, self-harm and recovery. Each topic will look at how to read the signs and symptoms and indeed self-help. The workshop will also signpost to further help and training.

  • Heritage and Conservation Seminar - 25 January 2017

  • GIS Workshop Thursday 9 February from 10am to 4pm at High Life Highland, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness. Book here

  • Building Archaeological Chronologies workshop - Wednesday 14 December from 9am to 4.30pm at the University of Stirling.

  • Scottish Group AGM - Friday 2 September alongside a day of CPD activities (and a BBQ!) at Strathyre, Callander. event and AGM flyer

  • Free workshops in Edinburgh - Chartered archaeologists and Professionalism - an introduction, Wednesday 27 July 2016 in Edinburgh.

  • Drones & Archaeology workshop flyer - Monday 22 February

Business plan

Business plan 2016-19

AGM Minutes

AGM Minutes - 28 Sept 18

Minutes of AGM 7 October 2017

Committee Minutes

Minutes of meeting Dec 18

Minutes of meeting Aug 18

minutes of meeting Mar 18


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Winter 2018

Autumn 2018

Spring 2018

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