Metal Detecting in Scotland…

How different is Scotland from England where metal detecting is concerned, & how does it work?

Within the UK, as a united country, there are treasure laws that forbid you to carry any historical artefact, over any border… I’ve picked out an exert from “Metal Detecting in Scotland” an established website, dealing with many things related to the practice of metal detecting and Scottish law, to point out, just how different it is…

St George flying alongside the National flag of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: bratach na h-Alba; Scots: Banner o Scotland, also known as St Andrew’s Cross or the Saltire)

Quoted below is an exert from the “Metal Detecting Scotland” website, just click anywhere on the exert to be taken to the website Detecting Scotland, owned and run by Toddy Irvin, a treasure hunter with a passion for metal detecting…

“Removal of artefacts from Scotland without consent from the Crown Office (through the Treasure Trove Unit) is also illegal. This includes transporting objects from Scotland to England. Artefacts that need to be reported to the Treasure Trove Unit include anything that can be deemed ownerless and archaeologically/historically significant, regardless of age or material”

Although many answers, to many questions, can be found on the internet relating to the Laws of taking and using a metal detector in Scotland, reading about a personal experience on the subject from someone who actually metal detects, and is an all-round Treasure Hunter, who has the experience & knowledge of declaring artefacts within the scope of the law, might be one of the best ways forward to go treasure hunting around Scotland…

Ready for the off…

Metal-Detecting-in-Scotland is a new book written by Toddy Irvin, a book written specifically, about the subject of metal detecting & treasure hunting in Scotland, and covers the subject that Scotland has its own unique treasure law, this new book also covers every major topic, & is a totally unique book for Scotland, dealing with the jargon used in the hobby, Scottish law on metal detecting, Archaeologists and Metal detectorists, Metal detecting and the Law etc… these are all covered amongst the many other chapters covering just about everything there is to know about metal detecting in Scotland…

Much of the content although aimed at metal detecting & treasure hunting in Scotland has relevant information that can and does apply anywhere else, for example, maps, and research is covered especially the all-important Scottish National Libary, known by many as the side-by-side maps


Just some of Scotland’s important finds…

As quoted by the author

“Everything you ever need to know about hunting for metal and bottles in Scotland by Scotland’s most experienced metal detectorist”


I think metal detecting brings people of all ages and abilities together, & where most Detectorists are always on the lookout for fresh ideas and places to hunt, Scotland has a lot to offer, Toddy Irvine also runs many successful, & cost-effective mid-week digs & the all-important weekend digs… To cater for the enthusiasts, there are digs where available, on Saturday and Sundays…

To participate in these digs you might have to sign up for their forum, but like typical forums, they are secure and have all of the relevant information on the digs, so a week or two stay in Scotland can be fun for the metal detectorist whilst catering for the family on the other days (- it’s then up to you, to cater for the legal transportation of the riches you have uncovered -)

Alexander-III – 1250-80 – Hammered Penny

With all the chaos of the travel industry and the so-called-stay-cation being in fashion, i think Scotland is beginning to look more and more favourable to go and stay, with more than enough for the family and the metal detectorist alike, being well catered for…


Metal-Detecting-in-Scotland…

It is a hundred & ninety-five-page book released by a leading light of Scotlands Metal Detecting community, dealing with all forms of Treasure Hunting, on land and in the water…

Priced well within any budget, & more than a good read, for wherever you detect, but especially important for trouble-free detecting in Scotland, very few books cover as many subjects as this does, which is backed up by a website for further support, personally, i think this is well worth the read, it is a well-thought-out book from one of Scotlands leading metal detectorists who has been detecting for over thirty years, & has gone from being a metal detectorist to a business owner, & someone who was making videos before the internet even took off & long before you-tube…

new-book-metal-detecting-in-Scotland-by-Toddy-Irvine

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