Chair: John Lawson, City of Edinburgh Council
These pages will provide information on particular issues for the Association relating to Scotland. ALGAO:Scotland is the national ALGAO body for Scotland.
Meeting papers (members only)
Scotland's Historic Environment Data (SHED) Strategy - Consultation Draft
The Scotland SMR Forum is inviting views on the draft Strategy for Scotland's Historic Environment Data and responses to the key consultation questions set out at the start of it.
The draft 10-year Strategy has been produced by key bodies that collate, curate and make available historic environment information. The Strategy shows how they plan to take advantage of advances in digital technology to transform the way that information is delivered to the wide variety of people who use it.
We need your views and feedback on the vision, aims and objectives the Strategy, so that we can prioritise the improvements and advances that are most important to users. Please help us by reading the consultation draft and answering some or all of the questions posed on the second page.
Scotland is already an international leader in sharing historic environment data online, but our aspirations go far beyond what we have achieved so far. This is a chance to have your say in what happens next.
Please send your consultation response, along with details of your name and, if appropriate, the name of the organisation that you are representing, to bruce [dot] mann [at] aberdeenshire [dot] gov [dot] uk.
The closing date for responses to this stage of the consultation is 28th June 2013.
Human remains conference, 29 November 2012
Digging up the dead: Current approaches to the excavation, protection and analysis of human remains. This one-day conference covered areas of recent work and research across Scotland, looking at how to best utilise new sceintific forensic techniques, the practicalities of dealing with human remains and the work, and future, of the Human Remains Call-off contract.
Notes of conference proceedings.
ALGAO Battlefields Conference 2010: papers
Local Authority Archaeological Liaison Project
This partnership project between RCAHMS, ALGAO:Scotland and HS looked at a range of issues common to both RCAHMS and Local Authority archaeology services. Three reports produced are available as .pdf files:
- Polygonisation (1.85MB)
- IT capabilities of Scottish SMRs (1.55MB)
- Delivering Effective Data Management
Newsletters & leaflets
- ALGAO:Scotland News 2012 (pdf, 1.2mb)
- ALGAO:Scotland News 2011 (pdf, 1.1mb)
- ALGAO:Scotland News 2010 (pdf, 1.4mb)
- ALGAO:Scotland News 2009 (pdf, 1.6mb)
- ALGAO:Scotland News 2008 (pdf, 1.4mb)
- ALGAO:Scotland leaflet (pdf, 0.5mb)
Consultation responses: ALGAO:Scotland
Consultation responses from the past two years are listed below. To view consultation responses older than two years, see our consultation response archive.