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Review of Treasure Trove Arrangements in Scotland

DescriptionReport on the review of Treasure Trove arrangements in Scotland
ISBN0-7559-0970-4
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 11, 2003

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REVIEW OF TREASURE TROVE ARRANGEMENTS IN SCOTLAND

ANDREW C NORMAND CB
Lately Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer
APRIL 2003

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CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION
Setting up the Review
Terms of Reference
Scope of the Review
Timetable
Review Team
Conduct of the Review
Advisory Group
Structure of Report
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM
Legal Framework
Policy
Operation of the System
Others involved in the System
Current Procedures
3. TREASURE TROVE IN PRACTICE:
Surveying Finders' Perspectives
Background
Methodology
Description of Sample
The Questionnaires
Interviews
Analysis
Findings
General
Finding and Reporting
Claiming and Allocation
Reward and Valuation
Other
Representative Bodies
4. MUSEUMS, ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND OTHERS:
Perceptions of Procedure from the Periphery and the Centre -
The Experience of Treasure Trove among Users and Key Players
Introduction
Note of Methodology
National Museums of Scotland
Scottish Museums Council
Museums
Association of Regional and Islands Archaeologists
Archaeological Contractors
Regional Archaeological Committee
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
TTAP
TTAP Secretariat
5. COMPARATIVE FINDINGS: Other Jurisdictions
Introduction
United Kingdom -
England
Wales
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Summary of Points of Relevance from the Other jurisdictions
6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Policy and Strategy
Overall
Finding and Reporting
Claiming and Disclaiming
Allocation
Valuation and Reward
Organisational Arrangements
Publicity/Publication
Other
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
General
Finding and Reporting
Claiming and Disclaiming
Allocation
Valuation
Reward
Organisational Arrangements
Publicity
APPENDICES:
A - TREASURE TROVE IN SCOTLAND Information on Treasure Trove Procedures, Criteria for Allocation and the Allocation Process. SEED 1999 [Hard Copy]
B - TREASURE TROVE IN SCOTLAND Guidelines for Fieldworkers SEED 1999 [Hard copy]
C - Method of Discovery of TT Cases 1997-2002
D - Treasure Trove Cases 1995-2002
E - Details of Cases involving competing bids between NMS and other museums for period of Panel meetings of April 1997 to October 2002; and 'High Quality' objects claimed as Treasure Trove and not bid for by NMS in period 1997-2002
F - Selected References