ScARF’s 10th Anniversary

Join us for ScARF’s 10th anniversary event!

To celebrate a decade of ScARF, we are hosting an event on Saturday 26th November at Augustine United Church in Edinburgh from 10am to 4pm. This event will give participants, old and new, a chance to celebrate how far ScARF has come, and learn about our next steps. A day of short talks from key ScARF contributors will explore the Past, Present and Future of ScARF, followed by a drinks reception and cake. We will also be streaming the event live, via Zoom, for those wishing to join us from home.

Register to attend the event at our Eventbrite link here.

Participants at the Broch of Mousa during the SIRFA symposium, one of many events held as part of developing regional research frameworks for ScARF
Event Schedule

10:00 Welcome and Introduction  

Helen Spencer, ScARF Project Manager, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 
10:15 – 11:15 Past  

Simon Gilmour, Director Society of Antiquaries of Scotland  
A look back at the conception of ScARF. 

Jeff Sanders, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and first ScARF project Manager 
Creating ScARF 

Diana Murray, Steering Group member of the original ScARF project 
Reflections on the creation of the national ScARF 

Sally Foster, University of Stirling  
Future Thinking on Carved Stones  
11:15 – 11:45 – Break 
11:45 -13:00 Present 

Helen Spencer, ScARF Project Manager  
ScARF in 2022 – where we are now?  

Susan Kruse, Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands 
The Highland Archaeological Research Framework 

David Strachan, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust 
The Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework 

Rebecca Rennell, UHI 
Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology 

Julie Gibson, Orkney Council  
ScARF – a local Archaeologist’s perspective  

Andy Heald, AOC  
ScARF – an applied archaeology perspective  

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00 Future 

Helen Spencer, ScARF Project Manager 
The Future – ScARF and Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy 

Gavin Macgregor, Director Archaeology Scotland 
Developing the next phase of regional frameworks – a community perspective 

Alex Hale, Historic Environment Scotland 
International Network for Contemporary Archaeology and working towards a new thematic framework 

Dan Miles, Historic England 
The new UK Research Framework Platform and OASIS. 
15:00 – 15:30 Interactive questions and discussion – where do we go from here? 
15:30 – 16:00 Cake and celebration (wine reception until 17:30) 

The event is free to attend and all refreshments will be provided. We hope you can make it!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at with any questions or special requirements.

Accessibility info

The main entrance to the church is up four steps with a handrail.

Step free access is available via a door to the right of the building – please ring the bell for attention. Please note there is a tight turn in this passageway.

A standard accessible toilet is available on the ground floor and lower level (accessible via lift).

The venue (AUC sanctuary) has a hearing loop included.

Assistance dogs are allowed inside the venue.

If attending via Zoom, captions are included.

You can find further information on Accessibility here.

ScARF is managed by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and primarily funded by Historic Environment Scotland.