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Things to do in Scotland - October 2018

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Explore history and archaeology events taking place in October 2018 with our round-up of things to do.

Highland Archaeology Festival, 29 September to 19 October

A celebration of archaeology to mark the 25th anniversary of this annual festival, incorporating a conference on 13 and 14 October. More than 100 events will take place across the highlands, including walks, talks, exhibitions, displays and workshops.

Digifest, 8 to 20 October

A two-week festival of events, conferences and workshops showcasing the most cutting-edge digital technologies in the heritage sector. Everyone from families to heritage professionals is invited to get involved and enjoy the digital installations, outreach exhibitions and previews of pioneering projects.

The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Their work is not forgotten, until 14 October

A celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage, Their Work is not Forgotten explores the past and present of political activism in Edinburgh, particular the city’s major protest and demonstrations of 1909.

Museum of Edinburgh, 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD

Scottish Local History Forum Conference and AGM, 25 October

‘After the war is over – the legacy of WW1’ is the theme of the Scottish Local History Forum’s annual conference, with talks and presentations from local historians around the country, introduced by the Forum’s Honorary President Professor Chris Whatley. The venue is the AK Bell Library, Perth. Pre-booking essential.

Reassessing tartan history, 31 October

National Records of Scotland explores fascinating aspects of Scotland’s history, highlighting unique historical records. This talk reassesses the history of tartan. Entry is free. For more information visit the website.

National Records of Scotland, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY; website.

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