Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) runs exciting heritage projects for people across the Highlands.

Our courses are welcoming and open to all, and our experienced tutors make sure that everyone can get involved no matter what level of archaeological knowledge and ability they have.ARCH learning in Golspie

ARCH courses are all about learning, recording and participating.We do this in a number of ways including classroom learning, practical outdoor sessions, group project work, or via a virtual community on this website.  We hope to inspire and enthuse all we come in contact with, so that everyone will take ownership and pride in their local heritage.

Projects often result in new information about local heritage which we put up on The Highland Council Historic Environment Record (HER), which just goes to show that celebrating local heritage is not only fun but valuable too.

Explore this website to find:

  • ARCH courses and projects - what's on now and some past projects.
  • Events run by ARCH and other groups throughout the Highlands. If you would like to publicise your events, please contact us!
  • How to become an ARCH friend and ways to donate.
  • Publications from ARCH projects.
  • A blog from our summer digs at Foulis and the Experimental Archaeology workshops
  • Find and Site of the Month case studies (click HERE for an index)

and much more!

Click here for information about the Highland Regional ScARF project, an exciting project which launched September 2021, creating an overview of Highland heritage from earliest settlers to modern times.

The Experimental Archaeology: Learning about Craft and Technology in the Past project has produced exciting videos, blogs and learning resources. Click here to find out more and for links.

We want this website to be interesting, stimulating, and useful for anyone interested in their heritage, from the distant past to yesterday! So contact us if you have suggestions, corrections, ideas or information to add.

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