Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) was set up in January 2009 to provide a range of exciting and innovative community archaeology projects. It will provide opportunities to encourage people with diverse interests and abilities in the Highlands to learn about, record and participate in celebrating and increasing knowledge of their local heritage. ARCH will do this in a number of ways including classroom learning, practical outdoor sessions, group project work, or via a virtual community.
ARCH is a registered Scottish Charity (No. SC040624) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 353054). The Board Members are:
Susan Kruse, Learning and Development Manager is employed by ARCH on many of the projects. ARCH works with archaeology and heritage associates with experience in all aspects of community archaeology, including adult learning, youth work with Young Archaeologists' Clubs, archival work, excavation and survey, museum skills, and community outreach. Susan has received an MBE for services to Community Archaeology in the Highlands.