Finally, after a huge amount of fundraising effort, Archaeology Scotland is about to launch it’s bigger, better and more socially inclusive community archaeology initiative, Adopt-a-Monument. Especial mention to the Heritage Lottery Fund and LEADER. Our 5 year programme will help local societies across Scotland to conserve, interpret and make accessible, sites that are important to them. Today, we are shortlisting for the Project Officer post, having just appointed a Project Manager at the begining of July. Next, we will be taking on a part-time Outreach Officer who will set up and deliver projects with unemployed young people, young offenders, homeless people and communities who do not normally engage with heritage and archaeology. One of our first projects will be to involve young people from Granton and Pilton (very disadvantaged areas of Edinburgh) to record old football grounds in the city. We hope our projects will help the groups we work with to develop skills and find alternative interests and make positive life choices.