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!

This is the 25th year of the festival! In 2018 it 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.

New this year:

HAF 2018 Photographic Competition

The theme this year is Highland Archaeology: Re-using our past. Further details are available by clicking here. Deadline for entries: 1st Sept. The wonderful entries from the 2017 competition can be seen by clicking here. These are still touring (see below).

Adopt an HER Record

Is there a Highland site or object that is special to you? We are encouraging people to adopt the record in the Highland Historic Environment Record (HER), Highland Council's database of all known heritage, by submiting a picture or information. We'll also be running workshops over the summer on using the HER. Further information by clicking here.

HAF 2018 Conference

The annual conference in Inverness will take place this year at Council headquarters in Inverness on 13th and 14th October. Click here to see information about the conference and links to the booking form.

Other HAF activities

Events will be put up on the website in the Events Calendar as they are confirmed, beginning in June 2018. The geocache trail is still active, and we will be adding some new ones this year. A list of self guided trails is also available.

Catch the 2017 photographic competition tour!

The shortlist of the 2017 photographic competition is touring. Still to come your way:
Brora Library: 30 May - 27 June
Tain Library: 4 July - 1 August
Dingwall Library: tbc

If coming from a distance, phone the library ahead of time to ensure that it is still there.

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