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Julie Gibson

BA (Hons) FSA Scot AIFA; Lecturer and County Archaeologist for Orkney


Archaeology Institute,
Orkney College UHI,
KW15 1LX

e: Julie Gibson
d: +44 (0)1856 569341
m: +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


          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)


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