The Scottish Treasure Trove Laws

The Scottish Treasure Trove laws are being reviewed in the new year and the NCMD have been invited to take part to ensure that the interests of our members in Scotland are represented, and to make sure that everyone has a voice in that review.  Dave Crisp and myself were invited to a meeting at […]


We will be holding an EGM on Thursday 8th June, this is to discuss an amendment to the constitution regarding the two remaining regions of the NCMD.

Latest PAS and FLO Update

Yesterday (4th Jan 2023), members of the NCMD Committee met with Michael Lewis, Head of the PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme) and a number of regional FLO coordinators to discuss the challenges faced within the current finds recording process. These challenges in turn, cause frustrations to our members, so the NCMD is keen to help develop […]

Christmas Prize Draw

Congratulations to all of the winners in our yearly £10,000 prize draw. A full list of winning numbers are listed HERE

PAS update & FLO expectations

The NCMD and its members are long-time supporters of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), we strongly believe that the recording of our finds is an important part of our hobby and that the Treasure Act ensures that important heritage items can be saved for the nation. For some time however, it is clear from our […]

Preserving history one find at a time!

The Portable Antiquities Advisory Group (PAAG) is in place to discuss and advise on matters relating to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). The group is made up of members from the PAS, British Museum, Archaeology Groups and members of the NCMD Committee. The British Museum commissioned an independent consultant to meet with representatives from each […]

NCMD visit British Museum for PAS Annual Report

The executive committee members of the NCMD were invited to the British Museum on the 14th December, for the launch of the 2020 Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Annual Report and the 2019 Treasure Report. The event was launched by Arts Minister Lord Parkinson and he was joined by Hartwig Fischer, Head of the British Museum […]

Robin and Karolyn Hatt Competition 2021

Last year was a difficult one for us all, but there were times when we could detect and discover some interesting finds, which meant there was no reason why we should not go ahead as usual with the Robin and Karolyn Hatt Competition. I am happy to receive late entries from Regional clubs, Individual members […]

Rodney Cook Rally raises astononishing £50,000!

Congratulations to the organisers of the Rodney Cook Rally. They have just announced that over £50,000 was raised for cancer charities at their recently held rally. This is an astonishing achievement and Gary and his team have every right to be proud of themselves. Well done to you all from the NCMD.

Scottish Region Christmas Prize Draw Winners Announced!

The Scottish Regional have recently held their annual Christmas Raffle. Winners were selected completely at random. The lucky winners are: SCO04459 SPIN A DISC £100 19083 REGTONS £100 3423 CRAWFORDS £100 4383 JOAN ALLEN £100 15117 CRAWFORDS £100 4575 SPIN A DISC £100 3578 SPIN A DISC £100 (UNCLAIMED FROM LAST YEAR SO BECAME A […]