We are delighted to announce that Wessex Archaeology has been awarded the contract for Underwater Archaeology Services for Historic Scotland (soon to be Historic Environment Scotland).

This programme will involve diving and surveying on some of Scotland’s most important historic wrecks, marine and freshwater archaeological sites over the next two years.

This contract adds to our dive programme in Scotland which also includes archaeological dive surveys taking place as part of the SAMPHIRE Project on the west coast in July. Wessex Archaeology has also recently been awarded a contract with Historic England (formerly English Heritage) to fulfil the Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Protection contract, which is similar in scope. Taken together with a variety of other diving and marine archaeological survey contracts this confirms our position as the leading provider of marine archaeological services in the UK. Our dive teams are looking forward to getting their feet wet!

By John McCarthy - Project Manager