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Community Archaeology

The team at HAS have many years of experience working with communities across the Highlands on all sorts of projects from community digs, talks for groups and societies and our popular school workshops. For more information have a look below or get in touch. 

Lost Inverlael 

Since 2020 HAS has been working with Ullapool Museum on the fantastic Lost Inverlael Project. In this community driven project we have delivered a wide range of activities including education workshops, walkover survey training, community excavations and post excavation workshops. Thoughout the project the HAS team have placed an emphasis on giving the community the skills to engage with and record their archaeology. In 2022 the project was shortlisted for the Archaeology Achievement Awards in the Engagement and Participation category.

As we move into the post excavation phase we hope to bring in perspectives from artefact specialists so that the community can learn more about how their expertise contributes to the story of Inverlael.

Archaeology Workshops

Our Archaeology Workshops have been created and refined over many years to engage and inform participants. These can also be tailored to incorporate STEM subjects and/or the Curricullum for Excellence. These can be a brilliant way to actively engage adults or children in their heritage and we try to relate these to local sites and objects of interest. We have run workshops for schools, the Young Archaeologist Club, the Women's Institute, Moniak Mhor and other community groups. If you have a workshop in mind why not get in touch.  

Education Materials

We can write and present education materials for classrooms, adult learners, exhibitions, podcasts and on-site interpretation. We have experience in researching and delivering accessible material for a variety of audiences and for many contexts. Our 'Lost Arc!' workshops allowed kids to engage in archaeology activities during covid lockdown and remain available to download and use on the Lost Inverlael website. We have worked with ARCH Highland's Experimental Archaeology Project to provide classroom materials that can be used with or without their Loans Boxes to deliver archaeology themed classroom activities.