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Headland’s new Modular Training scheme was nominated for the 2018 Training Award administered by the Archaeology Training Forum (ATF). We are very pleased to announce that we were ‘Highly Commended’ coming in second place behind Historic England’s Specialist Workplace Learning Programme. We thought we’d celebrate our...

In this latest installment in 'From the Field' we are going into our Edinburgh office and speaking to Kirsty, one of our Project Managers who has worked in archaeology for over 15 years. In this piece Kirsty discusses her position as well as providing advice...

Choosing the right location for building your home has always been a key factor in the history of human settlement. This is as true now today as it was thousands of years ago although what we find desirable in a location has changed (being close...

Headland’s part in the UK’s largest archaeological project With our reputation for delivering on major infrastructure projects throughout the UK and Ireland we have been eagerly participating in projects such as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade and of course HS2. We have built up...

In early 2006 Headland carried out an excavation at Meadowend Farm, Kennet, in Clackmannanshire in advance of the construction of a road for the new Clackmannan Bridge, which has also been referred to as the ‘Upper Forth Crossing’. Archaeological works were funded by Transport Scotland...

Business-focused archaeology. People-focused business. That’s what Headland represents, driven by our values and delivering the best we can. In March 2018, we gained accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation by making a voluntary commitment to pay the ‘real Living Wage’. This is a higher commitment and...

Kisimul Castle is one of Scotland’s most remote castles, technically located in CastleBay, Barra in the Outer Hebrides but actually occupying a small island within the bay only accessible by boat. The history of the construction and origins of this castle are shrouded in mystery. In...

Between 2002 and 2004 Headland undertook several stages of archaeological fieldwork at the site of a housing development at 144-166 Cowgate in Edinburgh. During these excavations a late medieval building and the remains of two extensive walls running along the north side of Cowgate were...

In 2010 Headland Archaeology began a programme of archaeological works at Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. These works were commissioned in connection with a planning condition set by the City of Edinburgh Council on the proposed improvements and developments. The site encompassed an area to the...