The Seton Archaeology Society 'SAS',
a local history group founded in 2017.
Located in East Lothian, Scotland,
they began the task of uncovering the foundations of the old Palace
and recovering and documenting any and all artifacts buried
underneath the grounds.
The key contacts for the small team being Gordon Neil and Billy
Campbell, along with Frank Chambers and Nige Grant, admin
Christine Beamount, and handfuls of volunteers etc... and we were initially contacted
by Billy Campbell in November 2017 about
interest in their work at Seton Palace and excavating parts of
the grounds looking to uncover the foundation remains of the old
Palace. Obviously the answer was, "YES!!!"
While many of the activities were being
relayed in photo-journalist style and communications on Facebook,
due to the requested confidential nature of the process and at
Billy's request of the time we were not at liberty to reveal any
the work or disclose any of the details. As time and the work
progressed, more excavations uncovered essential details of the
old Palace foundations.
Eventually word got out, and the
SAS team's efforts lead to seminars locally, a Facebook
page, youTube videos, etc... and the work is ongoing...
Current activities include: excavating, metal
detecting, field walking, researching. "We discover,
document, conserve and respect our local history..."
We are encouraging ALL Seton
family members to join in and celebrate what is the most
significant work at Seton, since the demolition of the
Palace. Links have been provided above and below for the
Seton Archaeological Society 'SAS' Facebook page for
Seton family members to join and support, along with
various other references.
The SAS youTube video log for the Seton
youTube Video Tour of the Seton Castle and Grounds:
The Seton Castle Facebook page: