Michael Roy BA MA MCIFA FSA Scot

Project Manager (Post-Excavation)

Mike Roy

Following completion of an MA in Post-excavation skills at the Univeristy of Leicester, from 1995 Mike has worked as an archaeologist for a number of archaeological companies in Scotland and England and, on a self-employed basis, worked as an archaeological illustrator and researcher in Scotland. He joined AOC Archaeology in August 2004 as a Project Officer and worked largely in the Fieldwork and Consultancy sectors before taking up his post in the Post-excavation sector.  

For AOC he has directed substantial medieval/post-medieval excavations in Edinburgh (Parliament House) and Aberdeen (Bon Accord Centre) and an entire backplot in Dunbar (High Street). The latter site produced an unexpected Iron Age warrior burial. These three projects are now nearing publication. He has also undertaken numerous Environmental Impact Assessments and Desk Based Assessments for proposed developments across Scotland and England.

From 2008 Mike worked largely within the Consultancy sector, while also working on the publication of numerous fieldwork projects, and undertaking historical research and assessments on assemblages of industrial residues.


Archaeological excavations in advance of development, taken to publication stage: (2004-present): Parliament House, Edinburgh; High Street, Dunbar; Bon Accord, Aberdeen.

Consultancy projects (2004-present):

Cairnborrow, Highland; Glencassley, Highland; Crook Hill Wind Farm, Lancashire, Todmorden Wind Farm, Calderdale; Sandwater Road, Shetland; Norwich Generation Park, Norfolk.