Field School Dates and Details


The course is free, but attendees will need to arrange their own transport. Snacks, drink and cold lunch are provided.

The three day Field school will be repeated six times on the following dates:

July 2017

Week 1
  • Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th
  • Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st
  • Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd
Week 2
  • Fully Booked

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 3 day school will accept up to 12 participants, not including youth leaders/workers.
Participants will be split into groups of three and each group assigned the same two archaeology students for the duration.
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.
Adult volunteers will have PVG scheme membership, first aid and 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.
Each site will have additional staff to oversee activities.
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.
YAC members aged 8-15 will be working on the graveyard site at least some of the time.