Treasure Trove Review Public Consultation

Starts 19 February and ends 13 May 2024, at 23:59.

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The King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (KLTR) has launched a wide-ranging public consultation as part of a review of the Treasure Trove system, which is the process for assessing and preserving archaeological finds discovered in Scotland.

The 12-week consultation will inform a report and recommendations on the future of the system, the first time in 20 years that such a comprehensive review has been undertaken into Treasure Trove in Scotland. It aims to gather views from of all those who use and benefit from the system, from museums and public heritage organisations to metal detecting clubs and individuals with an interest in archaeology and Scotland’s cultural heritage.

The consultation, which will run from 19 February until 13 May, is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to contribute their views on sustaining and improving the Treasure Trove system for present and future generations.

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