Our appreciation of the past relies heavily on the survival of stone monuments, buildings and landscape features. They shape our sense of place and identity. This Framework aims to link, inspire, mobilize and direct the efforts of anyone with an interest in carved stone monuments in Scotland.
The first of our regional research frameworks, funded by Historic Environment Scotland and made in collaboration with Kilmartin Museum, is available here.
Case Study of the month
Excavations at Upper Largie Quarry in Kilmartin Glen have revealed abundant and extraordinary evidence of prehistoric ritual and burial activity. This case study explores three of Britain’s earliest Beaker vessels!
The Historic Environment Scotland-funded project Tracing the Lines: Uncovering Grooved Ware Trajectories in Neolithic Scotland, coordinated by Drs Alex Gibson and Mike Copper of the University of Bradford, aimed to investigate the nature and timing of the spread of Grooved Ware beyond Orkney. You can Download the database created as part of the project here.
ScARF sponsored six students and ECR’s to attend the Scotland’s Islands Research Framework symposium in Shetland back in September 2019. Read about the experience of them all in our Student report pages, including this report by Gavin Douglas, a PhD researcher from Stirling University.
Collaborating with museums and experts, ScARF organises one-day skills workshops designed for any individuals who are involved with, or has an interest in museum collections and archaeological research in Scotland. Find out more information about past and future workshops here.