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In 2009 Headland staff excavated a previously unknown section of the medieval cemetery associated with South Leith Parish Church on Constitution Street in Edinburgh. These works were carried out in advance of the then expected construction of the Edinburgh Tram line to Leith and Newhaven. These...

From 2012 to 2016 Headland conducted archaeological works as a part of the enabling works and construction of the AWPR/B-T. These works included geophysical and topographic surveys, historic building surveys, fieldwalking, environmental coring, evaluations and excavations at multiple sites along the route. The results of...

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...

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...

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...

Have you driven across the new Queensferry Crossing yet? Did you know that archaeological discoveries were made during its construction? Headland Archaeology began work on the banks of the Queensferry Crossing in 2011, with an extensive program of evaluation. Two locations revealed major archaeological discoveries, Castlandhill...

The M74 publication on the Birth of Glasgow has won the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s award for 'Best Commercial Publication'. This was a multi-million pound project in the heart of Glasgow undertaken jointly by Headland Archaeology and JV partners Pre-Construct Archaeology with Michael Neville pulling...