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Field School Dates

The 2018 Field School   Field School Dates

Applications to participate as pupils will be accepted from orgnised groups working with young people and families. They must apply for a full two day course.

The course, including lunch, snacks and drinks, is free, but groups will need to arrange their own transport. Each school can accommodate up to 12 participants, plus any adult youth workers needed.

The two day field school will be repeated five times on the following dates:

July – August 2018

  • Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st July
  • Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd August
  • Saturday 4th & Monday 6th
  • Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th
  • Friday 10th – Saturday 11th
 Each field school will take the following daily format:
  • Group arrive 09:40
  • Activity 10:00 – 10:55
  • Break 11:00 to 11:15
  • Activity 11:20 – 12:25
  • Lunch 12:30 to 13:20
  • Activity 13:30 – 14:25
  • Break 14:30 to 14:45
  • Activity 14:50 – 15:45
  • Group leaves 16:00

How it’ll work


Each 2 day school will accept up to 12 participants, not including youth leaders/workers.
Participants will be split into small groups and assigned archaeology students to mentor and supervise acitvities.
We will be flexible about organisation, taking into account the needs of participants, but will try to keep a high ratio of supporting students to participants.
Student volunteers will have:

  • PVG scheme membership;
  • First aid training;
  • Child protection training.

The school will use locations in Pittencrieff Park as well as the Abbey Graveyard and the Carnegie Museum and Library.
Outdoor sites will all be securely fenced off, but visible and approachable to the public.
All sites are on level or gently sloping ground and present few accessibility problems.
Public toilets are available in Pittencrieff Park and the Museum and Library.
Young Archaeologist Club members aged 8-16 may participate some days.