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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Archaeology Careers: Ask the Experts Q&A session

We are very keen to find ways for the new generation of archaeologists to get the training and experience they need to embark on a career in commercial archaeology. As part of Headland's initiative to communicate with and ultimately attract graduates into the business we have set up...

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Moving forward with technology: Headland is breaking new ground with photogrammetry

We are continuously working to improve efficiencies by investing in advancing technologies. As heritage professionals, our focus is to produce a cohesive record of the findings we uncover during excavation for future generations. Traditionally these would have been recorded using hand drawings, written descriptions and...

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Why Archaeology should be included in new CDM regulations

The health, safety and welfare of those working on construction sites have been outlined in the reviewed Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015. They place specific legal responsibilities and duties on clients, designers, principal contractors, contractors and principal designers throughout the length of construction projects...