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 five times on the following dates:

  • Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st July
  • Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd August
  • Saturday 4th & Monday 6th August (not Sunday 5th)
  • Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th August
  • Friday 10th & Saturday 11th August

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 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.

School instructors will have PVG scheme membership, first aid and child protection training.


The school will use the Dunfermline Abbey Graveyard and the Carnegie Museum and Library.

The excavation site will all be securely fenced off, but visible and approachable to the public. Activities beyond the fenced area will be supervised by instructors and group leaders.

Public toilets are available in the Museum and Library.