Lynn Fraser

Lynn joined AOC in 2016 from Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS), a consultancy she co-founded in 2010, and is currently a project officer in AOC’s Inverness office. Lynn originally trained and worked as a solicitor in Inverness. Following a break from her legal career, she retrained and has been working within Highland region as an archaeologist for over 10 years.

Lynn is an experienced field archaeologist and consultant, having directed and co-directed numerous field and community projects across the Highlands, including a multi-period prehistoric site at Fortrose, research and design of the Strathpeffer Archaeology Trail app and excavation at Comar Wood Dun. Since joining AOC, she has been involved in a range of fieldwork and survey projects, as well as undertaking community-based projects such as the design and management of the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project. Her survey experience includes many walkover surveys for windfarms and hydro schemes across the Highlands and Islands, as well as large scale surveys of Highland Estates in advance of afforestation. In addition to carrying out survey on Kintradwell Estate, Lynn conducted the archival research for compilation into a heritage booklet. As part of the Consultancy and HBR teams, she carries out setting assessments and building surveys across Scotland. Lynn has fieldwork experience on large infrastructure projects such as the Inverness West Link Road and Torvean Golf Course, and on smaller, development-led evaluations and watching briefs across the north of Scotland and islands, together with assisting with call-off contracts for Historic Environment Scotland. She has extensive experience in preparing desk-based assessments and data structure reports for both large and small projects.

Lynn is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.


Fortrose and Rosemarkie Waste Water Works (2012): archaeological watching brief and excavation

Strathpeffer Archaeology Trail (2011-12): researching and designing the trail together with assisting with filming and editing

Comar Wood Dun (2013-14): measured survey and evaluation of an Iron Age dun

Inverness Townscape Heritage Project (2016-18): researching and designing community sessions centred around Academy Street, Inverness engaging with different sectors of the community to produce content for a mobile website. Producing the design for the website’s builder.