We are keen to encourage Beltane Network members, including across Edinburgh’s 4 universities, to consider running events throughout 2015 that link to Soils or Archaeology. These themes have been chosen because 2015 is the United Nations International Year of Soils (IYS15) and also Dig It! - a year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology, co-ordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland.
Further information on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015 Year of Soils: http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/
Further information on DigIt! 2015: http://digit2015.com/
The 'Twilight' event will also provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers, meet colleagues interested in running engagement events linked to Soils and Archaeology, and find out more about Beltane.
1. Sutherland Forsyth, Community Engagement Officer, RBGE: The RBGE archaeology dig of the long lost Leith Walk Botanic Garden and the old Botanic Cottage site.
2. Dig It!: Jeff Sanders, 2015 Project Manager: Dig It 2015 - Discover Scotland's Stories, coordinated by two charities – the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland.
Two Minute Wonders:
- Dr Bruce Ball, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC): How can we increase our awareness of soil so that we can learn to care for it and thereby conserve it?
16:00 – Refreshments available
16:30 – Update from Beltane team
16:40 – Guest speakers
17:10 - Two-minute wonders – research engagement with the theme of Soils and Archaeology
17:30 – Table discussions
18:00 - End