Archaeology Service

The City of Edinburgh Council Archaeology Service (CECAS) provides a key role in protecting Edinburgh’s Historic Environment by providing a range of services.

This includes:

archaeological consultancy advice across the Council and to outside agencies, developers and members of the public on issues arising from planning and development proposals

forestry and land management projects & maritime development

managing and maintaining the Council’s Sites and Monuments Record (SMR)

providing Archaeological and Heritage Policy Advice

undertaking Archaeological Project Management 

managing the Museum Service’s Archaeological Collections.


Contact John Lawson on Tel: 0131 558 1040  Fax 0131 558 1090 Mobile 07775 587516  Email: john.lawson@cecas.freeserve.co.uk  or john.lawson@edinburgh.gov.uk  Address: Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD