Celebrating 20 years of amazing discoveries!

We can't quite believe it that it's been 20 years ago since the four original Headlanders, armed with the determination to ‘do archaeology’ differently, set up office in Edinburgh. Over the past 20 years the company has grown from being a ‘four-man-band’ to becoming one of the...

Brenkley Lane Opencast, Newcastle
Headland achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

We are extremely proud to have achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. This international certification recognises that we operate a Quality Management System of the highest standard and that we have the appropriate quality policies, processes and procedures in place. Moreover, the certification recognises our commitment to continuous...

Excavations at St Peter’s Burial Ground, Blackburn

In summer 2015 we had the rare opportunity to excavate St Peter's burial ground in Blackburn. Headland was commissioned by Capita on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in advance of the construction of the Freckleton Street Link Road in Blackburn.   St Peter’s burial ground was opened in 1821 and saw...

Gorgie Through Time

The historic origins of Edinburgh’s Gorgie are being revealed as Headland's team digs into the foundations of an industrial mill. The site is being excavated in advance of redevelopment for student accommodation by ‘UK Student Accommodation 1 Limited’ in response to a condition of planning...

Winter Driving Safety

We take Health and Safety extremely seriously and aim, not only to comply with industry best-practice but to exceed expectations. Archaeology is part of the planning process and must be aligned with the construction industries zero accident expectations. One of the less acknowledged risks of our profession...