Julie Gibson

Archaeology Institute,
Orkney College UHI,
KW15 1LX

Julie Gibson
tel: +44 (0)1856 569341
mob: +44 (0)7810 187523

Available to talk to the media about

  • World heritage
  • Sagas
  • Tourism
  • Vikings
  • Archaeology
  • Medieval
  • Orkney
  • Coastal erosion
  • Pictish archaeology
  • Archaeology and rural development
  • Planning and archaeology

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Julie Gibson has been Orkney's County Archaeologist for many years. She also works part time as a Lecturer for UHI and co-ordinates archaeology for sustainable development in Orkney. Julie's proudest moment was discovering the Scar Viking Boat Grave.

Current research

Viking harbours, Christianity and Pictish/Viking interface

Research groups/interest

Orkney Viking and Medieval Archaeology Forum (founder member)
Member of Steering Group for Scottish Archaeological Research Framework
Member of Council of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Member of Association of (senior) Local Government Archaeologists
Associate Member of Institute of Field Archaeologists

Selected publications

J.Gibson and Frank Bradford "Rising Tides" The Loss of Coastal Heritage in Orkney, 2008 (+ reprint/revision forthcoming 2012)

Reviews include

Times Literary Supplement, 1998. Orkney A Historical Guide by Caroline Wickham-Jones