Katie Roper MA (HonS) FSA Scot
Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh, who has taken an active interest and involvement in Scottish Community Heritage and Archaeology during her studies and beyond. After her studies, she managed the activity provision for a language school before working with Archaeology Scotland, East Lothian Council Museums and the National Trust for Scotland in developing and delivering both educational sessions and resources. Outwith the sector, Katie has worked in Student Engagement at the University of Highlands and Islands: Inverness College and as a consultant for a wildlife tourism company, giving further experience of working with diverse audiences, and engaging with communities and groups using a wide range of platforms. She has experience in Scottish commercial archaeology as well as research excavations in Scotland and Romania, and her primary archaeological interests are the impact of community archaeology on social cohesion and inclusion, and Scottish (and wider British) prehistory- especially the Mesolithic.