outreach 

October 16, 2019

The NG Archaeology Services team popped over to North Edinburgh Arts on the 14th and 16th October to show young children from the areas of Pilton, Muirhouse and Granton the adventures of archaeology. Snacks were also provided after the Monday workshop by the community staff.

We held two sessions for groups aged 5 to 8 and 9 to 12 respectively, each session lasting an hour. Over the introductory session we set up different table...

January 24, 2018

Client: Kenworth Student Ltd

NG Archaeology Services was commissioned by ‘Kenworth Student Living Ltd’ to carry out a Trial Trench programme (Phase 1) in April 2016, this was followed by the Full Excavation of the site (Phase 2) mid 2016 and 2017 (Phase 3) in response to planning conditions set out by the archaeological officer, John Lawson, for Edinburgh City, in respect for the planning application for Goods Corner, planning...

October 19, 2017

 Image from collection of the Dumfries Educational Trust, Gracefield Arts Centre.

In February 2017, NG Archaeology Services carried out excavations at 3-4 Belford Road, Edinburgh. This was the site of the Dean Free Church until 1890, and after, "Dean Studios" a sculptors' studio, associated with prominent Scottish artists of the late 19th & early 20th Century. Our drive for engaging with the public and commemoration led us to r...

July 18, 2017

The opportunity to support the work of Operational Nightingale at Marne Barracks, Catterrick came about with the combined interests of colleagues. A combination of academic and personal reasons along with the joint belief that archaeology is an open affair provided a strong platform to become engaged with the project . Having spent time in the forces and worked in community arts and social media choosing to be a helper was an...

June 23, 2016

NG Archaeology services had an outreach event in Waterstones. The event was shared on social media, on both Twitter and Facebook via the Waterstones Dunfermline social media accounts a month prior.

Considering the more general atmosphere of the bookstore, 2 tables were set up as a meeting station. One was a stall, with pictures and books for customers of the store to peruse, and the other was an activity table for children.  Th...

June 16, 2016

Three members of NG Archaeology Services visited Liberton Primary school. Two class visits were undertaken, both Primary 4, the student’s ages was ranging between 7-8 years of age. We set out 3 three stations specific to our professional archaeological specialisations. The three stations were as follows:

  • 1. An "ask the archaeologist" station. Students were given the opportunity to ask about archaeology, what archaeologists...

May 1, 2014

The Fort Community Centre held a weekend dig in their grounds. We were approached to provide support for their project and help plan the excavations.  The Desk Based Assessment had identified the possibility of the earlier tenement buildings and air raid shelters being encountered. This was particularly important since a number of people came forward with photographs, hand drawn sketches and stories of their times between 1930...

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