ScARF (Scottish Archaeological Research Framework)

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Organisation: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Project title: ScARF

Copyright: Susan Kruse @ARCH

To enhance and build on the National Archaeological Research framework, the ScARF project has facilitated the planning and funding of projects to create five regional research frameworks (RRF). These will summarise the current state of knowledge about Scotland’s past and highlight future research priorities for each geographical area. The RRF for the Argyll region (RARFA) was completed and published online in 2017, while projects to create four more RRF’s (South-East Scotland, Highlands, Scotland’s Islands (Western Isles, Shetland and Orkney) and Perth and Kinross) are underway. A subject specialist framework ‘Future Thinking on Carved Stones’ was also produced and published online in 2017. The frameworks are funded by HES and play a key part in Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 6

Other: 3, 7

Contact name: Helen Spencer
Contact email: helen@socantscot.org
Relevant web links: https://scottishheritagehub.com/regionalresearch

Reviewed: September 2018