Michael Roy BA MA MCIFA FSA Scot

Project Manager (Post-Excavation)

Mike Roy

Following completion of an MA in Post-excavation skills at the University of Leicester, from 1995 Mike worked as an archaeologist in both Scotland and England before joining AOC Archaeology in 2004. He worked in the Fieldwork and Consultancy sectors before taking up his current post in the Post-excavation sector.  

As a Post-excavation Project Manager, he oversees a wide range of projects (from prehistoric and Early Historic Orkney to post-medieval Edinburgh) progressing them from the completion of fieldwork to their publication, whether in academic journals or more popular periodicals.

For AOC he directed substantial medieval/post-medieval excavations in Edinburgh (Parliament House), Aberdeen (Bon Accord Centre) and Dunbar (High Street). Within the Consultancy sector, he has undertaken both Desk Based Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments for proposed developments across Scotland and England.



Post-Excavation projects (2016-present):

Potterrow, Edinburgh; Newark Farm, Sanday; Blackdog, Aberdeenshire; Bertha Park, Perth and Kinross.

Consultancy projects (2008-present):

Cairnborrow, Aberdeenshire; Crook Hill Wind Farm, Lancashire; Todmorden Wind Farm, Calderdale.

Fieldwork projects: (2004-present): Parliament House, Edinburgh; High Street, Dunbar; Bon Accord, Aberdeen.


Recent & Forthcoming Publications

Cook, M, Dunbar, L, Hunter Blair, A, Rhodes, D, Roy, M and Thoms, J 2018 ‘Recently excavated Iron Age burials from the Western Isles’, Scottish Archaeological Journal 40.1, 55-82.

Dunbar, L and Roy, M 2018 ‘A Viking-age inhumation from Crow Taing, Sanday, Orkney’, Scottish Archaeological Journal 40.1, 83-99.

Hawthorne, D, Roy, M and Streatfeild-James, J 2016 ‘Crab apple processing: the contents of an isolated Neolithic pit at Courthill Farm, Inverkeilor, Angus’, Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 21/22 (2015-2016), 7-14.

Roy, M 2015 ‘An Iron Age burial with weapons, on a site with evidence of medieval and post-medieval occupation from Dunbar, East Lothian’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 145, 177-212.

Roy, M Forthcoming ‘Pits and Boots: Excavation of medieval and post-medieval backlands under the Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen’.