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 […]
“The contribution of detector finds to archaeology”. This year’s PAS conference was held at the Yorkshire Museum in York, with the overall theme based around the contribution that detecting finds have made to archaeology and the archaeological record. There are currently around 1.66 million finds recorded on the PAS database, of which some 97% have […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]