Headland Scotland



Headland Archaeology
13 Jane Street
Edinburgh EH6 5HE

T 0131 467 7705
F 0131 467 7706


Our Head Office in Edinburgh was opened in 1996 with approximately 35 full time staff including the finds, graphics and environmental teams. We have been in the current location for approximately ten years.


Historic city, the Scottish capital, cultural centre, one of the UKs top tourist venues and major university town. Edinburgh castle dominates the sky line with, Holyrood, the royal palace at the other end of the main thoroughfare, The Royal Mile.

Edinburgh has a unique location with beautiful coastal scenery and the Scottish Highlands very close to hand.


There is always a buzz around the city with restaurants, with a wide range of museums and entertainments culminating the in the annual Edinburgh Tattoo and Fringe Festival. There are numerous theatres, cinemas sports facilities, a sailing centre and ski slope all within the city boundary. The renowned centre for Scottish rugby is based at Murrayfield, and you can take your pick between Hearts and Hibs if you are a football fan.


There is a large stock of rented accommodation in the city itself with numerous smaller villages and seaside town within easy commuting distance if you fancy living outside the city. Rental on a typical two bedroom flat will set you back around £750 per month.

If you are interested in buying Edinburgh is not the cheapest city in the UK (the same typical two bedroom flat will cost £160,000) but this reflects things like the quality of schools and the buoyant job market outside of archaeology.


Edinburgh has a great transport network – it is located on the East Coast train line and has its own international airport. It is possible to be in London within one hour for around £60 each way.


Our office is in Leith, the old port of Edinburgh, and is housed in a 1930s telephone exchange with a good combination of office and dirty /warehouse space. It is close to the city centre but giving easy access to coast and countryside to the East. Parking is easy although many of the staff cycle from other parts of the city.