Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Research Conference 2023

7th and 8th October 2023

The annual conference highlights recent work on archaeology and heritage of the Highlands, and allows you to browse displays from local groups and organisations.

Venue: Highland Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX

2023 Conference Programme

See below, or in the Documents Library or the Events Calendar 







































Keynote Speaker Welcome - Friday 6th October 2023 7.30pm 

This year there will be a welcome talk by our Keynote Speaker, Matt Ritchie, Archaeologist from Forestry and Land Scotland on the evening of Friday 6th October 2023 to kickstart the Conference. 

The welcome talk will start at 7pm for 7.30pm and will close at 9pm and will be held at the main conference venue.

This welcome talk is free but we would welcome a suggested donation of £5 on entry. 

Displays and Poster Sessions

This year we again have an extended lunch break and slot at the end of each day to allow time for poster sessions at some of the many displays (details will be provided on registration). These allow groups to briefly showcase projects they have been involved in. Displays are offered by museums, heritage groups, archaeological units and some national organistions, providing a chance to meet and chat with people involved in Highland heritage.


Booking a Place

Conference places must be booked in advance.

Cost: £30 for 2 days or £20 for 1 day which includes admission and tea/coffee. 

To book a ticket please use Eventbrite.

For those who don't use the internet, payment can be sent by cheque. A booking form is included in the HAF Listing 2023 available from the Document Library in the 2023 folder on the website.

Other Information:

Lunch is not provided. Bring your own, or there are shops and cafes within a short distance of the venue

Please note that there is plenty of parking, but a parking permit should be picked up at the conference registration desk. Entrance is via the glass doors at the western end of the building.

Please ensure all bookings arrive no later than Wednesday 4th October 2023.




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