Highland Archaeology Festival 2018

Celebrating Highland Archaeology, History and Heritage

The festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over two weeks each October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections.  There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free!

The 2017 festival was a great success with 115 events, 22 special exhibitions, a HAF 2017 object trail, geocache trail, and of course the annual conference.

In 2018 the festival will run from 29th September - 19th October - a longer than usual period to celebrate our 25th year, with the last week including the school holidays. Events will be put up on the website as they are confirmed, probably in July 2018.

In the meantime, the geocache trail is still active. A list of self guided trails is available by clicking here. And the shortlist of the 2017 photographic competition is touring. Until the end of December it will be at Inverness Library. Watch this space to see other venues.