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So what is the new ‘Green Chilli’ advert on the IfA yearbook all about? The brief for this year’s in-house competition for our cheeky back page advert was ‘different’. We’ve used this before but feel it still sums Headland up. With over 20 people providing entries...

Over the last couple of months Headland has been recruiting heavily to fill vacant positions to cover fieldwork across the UK. We currently have over 20 new faces on our team which is really encouraging and a real morale boost. Like everyone we have been running...

The commission to produce a frame surrounding a 12th century tympanum took us a little outside our usual range of projects. The frame was produced by a local oakwright following a brief from us. The frame needed to be sturdy and traditional and we opted...

Headland has recently been awarded a SMAS Worksafe Certificate which demonstrates that our Health and Safety management systems meet the requirements set out in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. This certificate recognises the hard work put in by Headland Archaeology to prioritise the...

Sunnybrae Cottage in Pitlochry is a rare survival of a type of house that was once very common in the Highlands. The research report investigating its history penned by Headland’s Managing Director and Historic Buildings specialist Tim Holden and architect Bruce Walker has recently been...

Headland Archaeology provided the offshore and onshore archaeological services in connection with the cultural heritage impact assessment for Isle of Lewis Wave Energy Farm and associated transmission works on behalf of Aquamarine Power. This project which will ultimately see the development of a 40MW wave...

Kirsty Dingwall of Headland Archaeology presents a talk on recent analysis of a site in Perthshire During upgrading works to the A9 Loaninghead Junction, a variety of archaeological remains was unexpectedly encountered in the vicinity of Peterhead Enclosure: a cropmark site of probable Iron Age date....

Andy Boucher of Headland Archaeology presents an illustrated lecture on the recent excavations in Cathedral Close. The Cathedral Close project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and commissioned through the Cathedral. It was undertaken between September 2009 and May 2011 has provided one of the...

Following on from the discovery of a possible medieval knight’s grave during works for the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, eight further individuals have been discovered in close proximity. The burials, which include one adult female and one child skeleton, lie within an old wall...

A team of archaeologists from Headland Archaeology have discovered eight cremation burials and two short cists during recent excavations in Fortrose. The 3.6ha plot along Ness Road is to be the site of a new housing development by Tulloch Homes, who are funding the archaeological...