SCA Conference 2007

Changing Patterns in Scottish Church Landscapes

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

This year’s conference will be held in Edinburgh, from September 28th-30th, 2007. It is a joint event which is being organised in association with Scottish Church Heritage Research Ltd. The conference will focus on changing patterns in Scottish church landscapes, considered through the findings of excavation work, analytical investigation, and academic study. Some of this work has only very recently been undertaken, and the conference will provide the opportunity for new archaeological discoveries, research, and insights to be outlined and discussed.

The weekend will commence Friday afternoon with a part-guided tour along Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, one of the oldest streets in the City, which boasts a number of interesting churches such as Canongate, Tron Kirk, Tollbooth Kirk, and St Giles Cathedral. The Saturday programme will be hosted by the Scottish Storytelling Centre, which lies in the heart of the City. The day will include a fascinating series of presentations from speakers who represent a range of organisations. The day will also feature the Annual General Meeting of the Society for Church Archaeology.

The Sunday field trip will comprise guided tours around several churches in East Lothian – including the wonderfully decorative fifteenth century Rosslyn Chapel.

Download the full conference programme and booking form here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free.

Booking forms must be returned by Sept. 7th, 2007

Accomodation, Places to Eat, and Things to Do
Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board
Edinburgh Council Tourism Site
Edinburgh Accommodationk
Scottish Accommodation Index