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Caithness Archaeology Trust     Archaeology    

Following advertising, an open competition and interviewing a number of high quality applicants the Board of Caithness Archaeological Trust is delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Heald has been appointed as Archaeological Development Officer to the Trust.

Andy Heald, who was Director on behalf of the National Museums for Scotland and University of Edinburgh of last year’s excavations of the broch at Everley, said, “This is a great opportunity to work with the people of Caithness to promote their amazingly diverse, but little known heritage, which is of the highest quality. If developed and publicised properly this asset can encourage tourists, and become a sustainable economic resource, to the County”.  Andy, who is currently based at the National Museums of Scotland, will start work in July. The Earl of Caithness, chairman of the Trust, commented, “We are delighted to appoint someone of the calibre of Andy.  He has worked in Caithness and has all the attributes needed not only to involve local people but also others and raise the awareness and knowledge of the outstanding archaeological asset that we have”.

This post is being funded by Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise, North highland Leader Plus, Historic Scotland and The Highland Council.

Andy Heald has previously worked as a Research Assistant & Curator of Early Historic & Viking collections, Archaeology Department, National Museums of Scotland, Assistant to the Keeper of Archaeology, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh. Co-ordination, installation and design of the Early People display in the Museum of Scotland and as a Research Assistant for Patrick Ashmore, Inspector, Historic Scotland. Responsibility for Owner / Occupier Database and post-excavation.