July 2018

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) reflects the current state of knowledge regarding Scotland’s past. As understanding of the past changes, so too will ScARF. It should be seen as a live document that will be constantly updated, edited and improved. The people developing ScARF are the people who use it: those who research Scotland’s past for enjoyment, employment, or frequently both.

ScARF is therefore not a routine publication as it is one that is revised from day one. It is also multi-authored and necessarily multi-disciplinary, reflecting the variety of approaches and people who conduct research into the past. ScARF is therefore subject to an ongoing process of review. The formulation of the framework required a considerable amount of work from across and beyond the Scottish heritage sector, and was therefore continually peer-reviewed during the process of creation. That work formed the basis for ScARF and it is now open to everyone to review, improve and develop. 

New! July 2018

12/07/18 The South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framweork - Draft (Part 1) has been released for contributions. If you have already expressed an interest in providing feedback or a case study then you should have received an email with links to all the documents. If anyone else would like to contribute or have suggestions for interesting case studies please get in touch with the SESARF team - details here 

02/07/18  We are pleased to announce the start of the Three Islands Research Framework (Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles). The process to develop a new regional research framework for the Islands is set to begin the first week of July 2018 and will be led by Dr Rebecca Rennell at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

The first year will concentrate on developing a framework for the Western Isles, the second year will be devoted to Shetland and the final year will culminate in Orkney. Watch this space for news of a launch event and how you can get involved!

02/07/18 The latest ScARF newsletter is out now and available here  




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