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Museum nan Eilean in Lionacleit is holding a ‘Treasure Trove talk and session’ on Monday, May 6.

The event is an opportunity to learn more about recording Scottish archaeology and meet the Treasure Trove staff.

Attendees are invited to bring any of their finds for identification and recording. The event is from 5 pm to 7 pm.

The Treasure Trove system ensures that archaeological artefacts of historical significance are preserved in public collections for the nation to learn from and enjoy. 

The system is unique to Scotland and draws upon the Scots common law principle of bona vacantia (ownerless goods).

The Treasure Trove Unit (TTU) is in charge of the day-to-day work of the Treasure Trove system in Scotland. It is the first port of call for new discoveries and finders. The TTU conducts investigations, object assessments, and findspot investigations where appropriate.

The Treasure Trove system is key to preserving Scotland’s archaeological record. It ensures that archaeological, historical, or cultural objects are recorded, preserved, and allocated to Scottish museums for public benefit.