I have been sent a post to publish by the anonymous reader KPVW unfortunately it was posted in a post from yesterday. So since it is a good valid question I have set up a new post and will quote his message below
"Andy Just to get things back on track, what would your own personal views be on an change in the current Treasure Act legislation to something similar to the Scottish Treasure act? I know Nigel Swifts ethical metal detecting pledges but think a lot of those are to far reaching at this time and also those pledges seem to have had no input from detectorists themselves. KPVW "
Before I start here is a link to the treasure trove information page so everyone can have a read up.
I believe the Scottish treasue system is great. I think it has many concepts in it that we could incorporate into our system. For a start the fact that all coins that were issued in 1707 and before have to be reported something unheard of in our treasure system.
I also like the way newer items can be also deemed treasure if it is of historical importance to the nation's past.
Non precious metal finds being recorded as treasure here in England is very rare where as in Scotland many finds have been declared treasure for there importance in history instead of the metal they were made from.
We could definitely benefit by implementing some of the treasure trove ideas and coupling it up with our own pas system.
Thanks for the post KPVW
please let me know all of your thoughts