Digging Stirling - An Introduction to Archaeology & History of Stirling - Evening

An introduction to archaeological techniques and practices in the context of the history of Stirling.

Stirling sits at the lowest crossing point of the Forth, if you don’t control Stirling you can’t control Scotland. Every major event in Scottish history impacts or is impacted by Stirling.

Learn about our earliest ancestors, Romans and Picts, Vikings and Angles, Kings and Queen, heroes and villains and much, much more!

Explore Scotland’s former capital and understand the best preserved medieval city in Scotland!

This exciting course also includes a live dig.

This course is suitable for applicants aged 16 or over.

This course will be delivered on Tuesday evenings.


Important Information for all non UK nationals

The College has a requirement to complete a residency check on all non-UK nationals for tuition fee purposes. When you book and pay for your course online, please be aware that you will be contacted by a member of our Student Administration team and asked to provide documents i.e. a copy of your passport; proof of your settlement status and EU share code.

Following assessment of evidence, if you do not meet the criteria for ‘home fee status’, you will contacted and advised of any additional fee required.

If you require further information please contact residency@forthvalley.ac.uk

EU Nationals

If you are currently living in the UK then you should have already applied for the EU Settlement Scheme which will allow you to continue living in the UK. 

From 1st January 2021, if you are a national of a country outwith the UK it is most likely you will need a visa to study in the UK.  You can check if you require a visa by visiting the UK Government’s website here.  If you require a student visa, further information can be obtained at the following link.

For the latest information about EU nationals studying in the EU, you should visit the UK Government’s website.

  • Introduction to the history of Archaeology
  • Stirling’s Geography and its influence on Scottish History
  • Romans and Celts
  • Wars of Independence
  • Stewarts: From Peak to Trough
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites
  • Field trip to Old Town Cemetry (Sunday morning trip – 3 hours)
  • Field Trip Excavation of Stirling Castle Midden (Sunday morning trip 3-4 hours)

  • No formal entry requirements.

Course places are only secured after payment/funding has been arranged

As per the College Tuition Fees and Refund Policy, tuition fees are non-refundable except under exceptional circumstances.


Student Paying

Fees of less than £150 must be paid in full. Payment by instalment is available, provided the course fee is greater than £150.

Instalments must be paid via direct debit over a 4-month period and an initial 30% deposit is required in order to secure your place. You will not be able to apply online if paying by direct debit, you must contact Evening Admissions by email at - eveninginfo@forthvalley.ac.uk


Employer Paying

If your employer is paying for your tuition fees, an Employers Agreement form or letter from your employer must be submitted prior to or on enrolment. You can access the Employer Agreement form here and this should be returned to evening admissions -eveninginfo@forthvalley.ac.uk

Refunds will only be given if the course is cancelled or significantly altered by the College. Please refer to our Tuition Fee and Withdrawal procedure for further information.


Stirling Campus





Start date

09 May 2023

End date

13 June 2023

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