Protecting our Archaeological
Heritage for the Nation.

Code of Practice

Code of Practice for the Treasure Trove system:


‘Under Scottish law all portable antiquities of archaeological, historical or cultural significance are subject to claim by the Crown through the Treasure Trove system and must be reported.

‘This document provides a comprehensive guide to the Treasure Trove system and sets out best practice to be followed by all parties involved in its operation’.

Treasure Trove Code of Practice