Protecting our Archaeological
Heritage for the Nation.




Outreach Update


The Treasure Trove Unit will be attending Elgin Museum at the end of November to return disclaimed material and assess new finds. Moray-based finders are encouraged to contact Elgin Museum to arrange drop-off of finds for assessment by Saturday 20th November at the latest. This is by appointment only and subject to Covid-19 protocols and staff availability.

The Treasure Trove Unit will unfortunately not be able to hold face-to-face meetings on this occasion but will be able to return disclaimed finds for local collection. Finders will be contacted in advance by TTU staff to confirm that they are happy to collect their disclaimed finds from Elgin Museum once they have been deposited by the Treasure Trove Unit.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update 15/07/2021

The Treasure Trove Unit will now be able to meet with finders at the National Museum of Scotland to receive finds. We will be individually contacting finders who have already indicated that they would like an appointment; if you have not been in touch yet and you have artefacts to hand-in, please e-mail us at

TTU is still operating at a limited capacity and can only meet with finders on Tuesdays and Thursdays at this time. Please see the guidance for finders coming into the museum: Guidance

Please continue to e-mail us to report finds at

Note: as we will not be in the office full-time, we will not always be able to respond to phone calls. 

NEXT SAFAP MEETING: 20th October 2021