Protecting our Archaeological
Heritage for the Nation.




Outreach Update

Monday 1st August 2022

The Treasure Trove Unit will be attending the Scottish Detector Club meeting on the evening of 1st August 2022. If club members are expecting finds to be returned, please email us ( with your receipt reference number and we will provide confirmation of the return of artefacts on that date. If you would like another member to collect on your behalf, please let us know who will be collecting for you.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 07/02/2022

The Treasure Trove Unit is now able to meet with finders at the National Museum of Scotland to receive finds. If you have artefacts to hand-in, please book an appointment online here, or e-mail us at

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the guidance for finders coming into the museum: Guidance

Please continue to e-mail us to report finds at, with a reporting form attached. Reporting forms can be downloaded here

New Chair of SAFAP appointed by Scottish Government

Update 28/01/2022

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Neil Gray MSP today announced the appointment of Jane Ryder as Chair of the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (SAFAP). For more information about this new appointment and the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel, please see here.

NEXT SAFAP MEETING: 29th June 2022