Archaeological advice

We provide archaeological information and advice to East and Midlothian Councils in addition to developers and commercial archaeological companies.

This can range from simple phone calls to comprehensive reports and site visits, from planning meetings through to advice on archaeologically sympathetic development design, interpretation provision and content.

The Archaeology Service maintains the Historic Environment Record (HER) for East Lothian and Midlothian. The HER is a key resource used by the Archaeology Service to advise on planning matters, forestry applications, utility developments, roads, agri-environmental schemes etc.