October 2019

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) reflects the current state of knowledge regarding Scotland’s past. As understanding of the past changes, so too will ScARF. It should be seen as a live document that will be constantly updated, edited and improved. The people developing ScARF are the people who use it: those who research Scotland’s past for enjoyment, employment, or frequently both.

ScARF is therefore not a routine publication as it is one that is revised from day one. It is also multi-authored and necessarily multi-disciplinary, reflecting the variety of approaches and people who conduct research into the past. ScARF is therefore subject to an ongoing process of review. The formulation of the framework required a considerable amount of work from across and beyond the Scottish heritage sector, and was therefore continually peer-reviewed during the process of creation. That work formed the basis for ScARF and it is now open to everyone to review, improve and develop. 

October 2019

We are currently working on our new website! Watch this space for major changes to the Scottish Heritage Hub website coming soon........

September 2019

Thank you to everyone who came and partipated at our SIRFA Shetland Symposium on the 18th - 23rd September. Find our more about the project at the SIRFA website.

July 2019

Launched in 2012, it is now seven years since the national ScARF was created and published online. If you have used or been involved in the creation of any of the ScARF resources since then, we would like to hear from you! We would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete our short survey. The survey seeks views from all users and contributers of ScARF and will close on the 31st of July. Please share your views to help us plan for the future development of the frameworks!

Complete the survey here 


Our July newsletter has just been sent out to all our subscribers. Take a look at it here

for all the latest ScARF news.


Our June newsletter has just been sent out to all our subscribers. Take a look at it here for all the latest ScARF news. 


We have new student bursary opportinuties! Please see our Student Bursary pages for more details of how to apply for bursaries to help with the costs of attending the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework Conference 'Priorities in Progress' conference and the Scotland's Islands Research Framework for Archaeology, Shetland Symposium


Booking is now open for the Perth and Kinross Archaeology Research Framework (PKARF) 'Priorities in Progress' Conference. 

It takes place on the 30th August 2019 in the AK Bell Library in Perth and is free to attend. Registration is now online at Eventbrite

Take a look here to find out more about the project.

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