Highland Archaeology Festival 

Celebrating Highland Archaeology, History and Heritage

Our annual conference this year will be on Saturday 5th October 2024. 

We are in the planning stages already and also hope to offer a short programme of online talks. Booking details are available now under the Conference section. The Confernece Programme is still be finalised ut will be available soon. 

Please note there will not be a full programme of events this year and if you were hoping to plan events or activities around that time,  we would encourage you to include these in Scottish Archaeology Month as an alternative.



We need your feedback and suggestions about the festival, this year especially as budget cuts bite. A feedback form can be downloaded from the Document Library which you can print out and post, or email back to highlandarchaeologyfestival@gmail.com. Alternatively there is an online form you can fill in by clicking here. Or just email us with any comments. If you value the Highland Archaeology Festival, please let us know!

Trails and Geocaches - available year round

The HAF geocache trail is still active, and there is also a list of self guided trails.

Festival reports

The reports for the previous festivals are in the  Document Library


Adopt an HER Record


Is there a Highland site or object that is special to you?

The Highland Historic Environment Record (HER) is the Council’s online database of all known heritage in the Highlands. We’re looking for help to keep it accurate and for photographs of many of the sites and finds included. Can you help?

We’re inviting you to adopt an HER record. This may be as simple as just sending us a good photograph. Or you could include descriptions of the present state, forward other out of copyright material which should be included or links to them, add a bibliography or send corrections if needed. Your work will be acknowledged in the record unless you request otherwise. Look out for a display of adopted records at the HAF conference.

Free workshops!

Not familiar with using the HER? If your organisation would like a workshop please contact us on her@highland.gov.uk


The Highland Archaeology Festival is organised by the Highland Council 





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