Glasgow Archaeological Society has sponsored the publication of a number of volumes written by members. These include:
Archaeology Around Glasgow
Glasgow in the 21st Century is a modern cosmopolitan city. But within a 20 mile radius of it – if you know where to look – are clues to the area’s history, which dates back to at least 4500BC.
From Roman Bath Houses to the recent industrial past, from curious hogback stones to the timber ponds at Port Glasgow, not forgetting the medieval wonders of Glasgow’s beautiful cathedral and Paisley’s awe-inspiring abbey, our past is all around us. Whether you are a native Glaswegian or a visitor to the city, you will find somewhere to explore in this accessible, fact-packed guide to 50 remarkable sites around Glasgow.
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of Glasgow Archaeological Society, the guide is divided into five geographical areas to help you plan your trip, and describes the history of the sites, what you expect to see, and how to get there. Some of the sites are well known, while others may be unfamiliar even to people who have them on their doorstep. All have been thoroughly researched by the author and walked by members of Glasgow Archaeological Society. The book is available from all Glasgow Museum Shops, via the website or at meetings of GAS.
Price: £10 | Postage within the UK: £1.50
The Antonine Wall: A Handbook to Scotland’s Roman Frontier
Anne S. Robertson. Revised & Edited by Lawrence Keppie
The Antonine Wall was constructed between the Forth and the Clyde in AD 142. It was held by the Roman army for about 20 years as the northern frontier of the province of Britannia and the extreme north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. A continuous barrier of turf on a stone foundation, it ran for 60 kilometres, with a regular series of forts along it. The Antonine Wall was made a World Heritage Site in 2008.
This Handbook outlines the historical and geographical background, and provides a detailed guide to the remains on the ground. It is lavishly illustrated in colour with 75 illustrations and 144 pages. The handbook was first published by the Society in 1960, with this sixth and new edition published in 2015.
Price: £9.50 | Postage £1.00
Scottish Archaeological Journal
The Scottish Archaeological Journal is published to further the study of Scotland and northern Britain, by publishing papers, notes and reviews dealing primarily with the archaeological evidence. The Journal can accommodate papers reporting on fieldwork, discussions of collections housed in northern museums and synthetic discussions on any topic that is relevant to the understanding of Scottish archaeology and history. While maintaining a special responsibility for western Scotland, the journal aims to serve as a medium for co-ordinating the work of archaeologists with that of historians and scholars in scientific disciplines throughout northern Britain.
The Journal is available to Members as part of their annual subscription, and is also available direct from the publisher, Edinburgh University Press (EUP).
Members of the Society may also access the electronic version of the Journal through the EUP website. Members should contact the Membership Secretary for login details.
Enquiries about purchasing any of these publications can be made by contacting the Publications Officer via the contact page.