Lots still to do to prepare for the official launch of my book, so just a quick post to say that The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is looking for new Fellows. The Society is the oldest antiquarian society in Scotland, founded in 1780 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1783.
There are thousands of Fellows worldwide who, despite their particular area of expertise or interest, share one thing in common: a passion for the antiquities and history of Scotland. I’m a Fellow, and I love it. In addition to organizing an ever-changing and invigorating programme of events, the Society hosts the annual, prestigious Rhind Lectures and publishes their own Proceedings and monographs. (The late, great Leslie Alcock’s seminal Kings & Warriors, Craftsmen & Priests in Northern Britain AD 550-850,Edinburgh, 2003, is one of my staples.)
To be considered for membership, you need the signatures of two current fellows. The election is held at the Society’s Anniversary Meeting on St Andrews Day 30 November. Applications must be received by 1 September. You can download the application form from the website: http://www.socantscot.org/requestapplication.asp?Menu=242.
Check out their website anyway: http://www.socantscot.org/. It’s full of interesting material.
Now, back to the boxed copies of my own The Chronicles of Iona: Exile, waiting downstairs …