Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference 2019

Archaeology conference

The 18th annual Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference will take place in Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh on Saturday 16 November 2019.


Organised in partnership by City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council and Scottish Borders Council, the event is an important opportunity to hear and discuss first-hand accounts of the archaeological fieldwork and research being undertaken in the region.

Highlights of the programme include:

  • The Curse of Neart Na Gaoith: A possible bronze age landscape at the foot of the Lammermuirs

  • The (now not?) lost Village of Bunckle

  • Past Lives of Leith: Archaeological work for Edinburgh Trams

  • The origins and rise of the Cowgate. Excavations at India buildings.

  • Recent work at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Many more

City of Edinburgh Council archaeologist, John Lawson said: “This year’s programme discusses the exciting results from a range of recent projects in the area covering almost 6000 years undertaken by both professional archaeologists and community groups, either overseen or supported by Local Authority Archaeologists.

“It’s been an exciting year and the discussions at the conference will highlight the important work that has been undertaken and look ahead to 2020.”

Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener, said: “This promises to be a fascinating conference which helps promote just how important it is to conserve and understand our heritage. I would encourage anyone working in the industry or who has an interest to come along and discover more.”
Conference tickets are priced at £20 each, £30 with lunch and can be purchased in advance.

Published: October 15th 2019