Conserving the past, engaging with the future

Buildings Archaeology Ltd

Susan Brook BA (Hons), MSc, MA, IHBC, FSA (Scot)

An independent buildings archaeologist and heritage consultant, based in the North of Scotland, with over 21 years’ experience in the heritage sector.

Having worked in both Local and Central Government and in the private sector I have extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of the historic environment.

Our commercial services include:

> Planning Advice from Pre-Application to completion

> Heritage Statements

> Archaeological building recording

> House histories and buildings research

> Archive research

> Public Engagement (workshops, talks, tours, conferences)

> Townscape Enhancement Scheme Advice


“We are very happy with the archaeology survey work done by Susan. She performed an excellent on-site survey and background research on our steading. With commendable passion and commitment Susan has gone above and beyond the requirement to prepare us a very detailed survey report, which to us was outstanding”

(Work carried out on behalf of Highland Archaeology Services Ltd)

Biju & Linden

“Buildings Archaeology did a fantastic job researching our farm’s history for us. We learned so much that had previously been a mystery to us.

Susan was amazing, so much work and research goes into her report and she discovered all sorts of fascinating stories!  The report was beautifully presented.
We would highly recommend Buildings Archaeology Ltd to anyone interested in finding out about the history of their own house, or looking for a unique gift for someone else.”


C & C Philip

“We recently commissioned Buildings Archaeology Ltd to develop an engagement programme centred around the exhibition ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and the Thurso Gallery. They came up with an inspired range of events and activities on the Viking theme with a nice balance of serious study and fun, from childrens’ storytelling and adult craft workshops to an academic conference with the intriguing title of “Wild Women, Strong Ale and the Walking Dead”, which instantly captured the imagination. They sourced some excellent speakers and craft makers for us and their extensive knowledge of the subject was evident. The project went like clockwork, came in on time and on budget and they kept us well-informed at every stage. It was a great pleasure to work with Buildings Archaeology Ltd as they made things very easy for us and were always friendly and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and the Thurso Gallery

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