The Highland Archaeology Research Framework (HighARF) is three year project led by Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) to create a regional research framework for the Highland Council region. The aim is to provide a picture of what is known about Highland archaeology from earliest settlers through to 20th century, and identify research gaps and future questions. Work began in April 2018 with an opening Symposium held in Inverness in June 2018 where an impressive lineup of speakers provided an overview of what is known at present and research objectives for the future.
The first year of the project concentrated on gathering and improving the known data, building upon the Highland Historic Environment Record (HER) – the Highland Council database of all known heritage, which will in turn link to Canmore. At the end of the three years, the Highland Regional ScARF will be available on this website. Watch this space!
HighARF aims to be as inclusive as possible, and seeks contributions and thoughts from council arahceologists, academics, museums, community groups, commercial units and individuals. If you would like to get involved, make a suggestion, contribute, or have a general query, please contact Susan Kruse at email@example.com.
The project is supported by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers Scotland (ALGAO). The project is funded by Historic Environment Scotland with support from Highland Council
Further information can be found at on the ARCH website.