Lindsey Stirling MA (hons) MSc

Project Supervisor (inverness)

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey joined AOC in 2016 after having previously worked on various projects across Scotland. Since joining AOC she has been involved in a range of fieldwork and survey projects, as well as producing technical and popular illustrations and GIS products. Her survey experience includes many walkover surveys for wind farms and hydro schemes across the Highlands and Islands, as well as a large scale survey of Kintradwell Estate, Sutherland, in which Lindsey was involved in both the survey work and the compilation of the results into a heritage booklet. Lindsey has fieldwork experience on large infrastructure projects, such as the Inverness West Link Road, Torvean Golf Course and the A9, and on smaller development led evaluations and watching briefs across the north of Scotland and on the Western Isles. She has extensive experience in preparing desk-based assessments and data structure reports, as well as producing posters, banners, booklets and information boards for various projects.

She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014 with a Masters in Archaeology of the North. Her Masters project focused on the landscape around three Early Medieval shell middens at Sands of Forvie, Aberdeenshire and involved a magnetometry survey and geoarchaeological analysis of surrounding soils. She has also published a paper in Medieval Archaeology based on her undergraduate research into Pictish and Viking interactions through a study of textile related tools from Orkney, which won the Martyn Jope Award 2015.


Noble, G., Turner, J., Hamilton, D., Hastie, L. Knecht, R., Stirling, L., Sveinbjarnarson, O., Upex, B. And Milek, K. 2017. Early Medieval Shellfish Exploitation in Northwest Europe: Investigations at the Sands of Forvie Shell Middens, Eastern Scotland, and the Role of Coastal Resources in the First Millennium AD. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology (online) 1-24

Stirling, L. and Milek, K. 2015. “Woven Cultures: New Insights into Pictish and Viking Culture Contact using the Implements of Textile Production.” Medieval Archaeology 59: 47-72

Stirling, L. 2015. “The land beneath the sand: contextualising the early medieval shell middens at Sands of Forvie.” Medieval Settlement Research 30(2015): 34-38.