2.7 Current capacity

Name Type of organisation based in web address
GUARD commercial archaeological unit Glasgow

http://www.guard-archaeology.co.uk/

Headland Archaeology commercial archaeological unit Edinburgh

http://www.headlandarchaeology.com/index.html

Historic Scotland government Edinburgh http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology commerical unit Orkney http://www.orca.uhi.ac.uk/
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) royal commission Edinburgh

 http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/

Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion (SCAPE) charity St Andrews http://www.scapetrust.org/index.html
University of Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management University Aberdeen http://www.abdn.ac.uk/aicsm/
University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology University Edinburgh http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology
University of Glasgow Department of Archaeology University Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/
University of St Andrews School of Geography and Geosciences University St Andrews http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gg/
University of St Andrews School of History University St Andrews University of St Andrews School of History
Wessex Archaeology Coastal and Marine commercial archaeological unit / charitable company Edinburgh http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/cm
West of Scotland Archaeological Service local government Glasgow http://www.wosas.net/

The current capacity to investigate the coastal and offshore areas around Scotland includes both research capabilities and survey capacity.  Organisations with research interests and capabilities for addressing the regions are available from the ScARF wiki. The table attempts to evaluate not only the academic capacity for study (the experience) but also the resources for study (field and laboratory facilities).  A measure of the survey capacity in Scotland is also included. Individuals, companies and research organizations have been listed together with an indication of the resources and previous experience in different sectors (shallow water to deep water). 

Please note that the information on current capacity available online is fully updateable and organisations are encouraged to add their details where required.