GAS Lecture: Excavating the Galloway Viking Hoard

The Galloway Hoard

999 Galloway HoardIn September 2014 metal detectorists working on land in Galloway discovered the largest hoard of Viking objects found in Scotland for over 150 years, and called in the Council’s archaeologist to excavate it. The hoard contained over 100 items, with material from Britain, Ireland, Western Europe and beyond. It includes over 70 silver armrings and ingots, a Carolingian silver vessel, Anglo-Saxon and Irish brooches, a rare gold pin and a large decorated cross, as well as a significant group of early medieval textiles. The hoard opens a fascinating window on a formative period in the story of Scotland, illustrating links to the wider world, and giving a glimpse of the superlative craftsmanship of the period.

Our first lecture of 2018 for the GAS Lecture Programme 2017-18 welcomes Andrew Nicholson, who will be giving his lecture on Excavating the Galloway Viking Hoard on Thursday, 18th January, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, Glasgow University. 


About the Lecturer

Andrew Nicholson is the Archaeologist for Dumfries and Galloway Council and led the excavation that recovered this unique hoard. Hear more about it by attending his lecture. All of the lectures in our programme are free and open to members of the public as well as members of Glasgow Archaeological Society. No booking is necessary. 



Save the Galloway Hoard

Save the Galloway Hoard

In 2014, a metal detectorist discovered the richest collection of Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Now, National Museums Scotland are campaigning to raise the £1.98 million needed to keep the Galloway Hoard for the nation. You can help!

Read more: Save the Galloway Hoard

Galloway Hoard secured!

Following an international appeal to raise the £1.98 million needed to secure the Galloway Hoard for the National Museums Scotland (NMS) on behalf of the nation, the target has been reached with two weeks to spare before the deadline.

Read more: Galloway Hoard secured!

Announcing the Dalrymple Lecture Series 2017/18

Professor Roger Wilson

Glasgow Archaeological Society is pleased to announce that the Dalrymple Lecture Series 2017/2018 will be welcoming Professor Roger Wilson, from the University of British Columbia, as this year's guest lecturer. Professor Wilson will be presenting his series of lectures on The Archaeology of Roman Sicily from Monday, November 13, 2017 through to Thursday, November 16 2017 at the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow (corner of Gibson Street and University Avenue).

Read more: Announcing the Dalrymple Lecture Series 2017/18