Amy Gillespie

Amy Gillespie Hello, I’m Amy. I’m originally from Aberdeenshire but I have been living in Edinburgh on and off for about eight years. I came here to study Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and I recently went on to complete an MSc in Scottish Studies.

Over the last few years I’ve become increasingly interested in education and outreach, particularly through volunteering in schools and at public events with Archaeology Scotland and while working at the University of Edinburgh as an e-learning resource developer. I’m very excited to have started my CATP at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, not only because of the impressive work undertaken by the Commission in order to identify, survey and interpret Scotland’s built environment, but because of its active role in promoting public understanding and enjoyment of the records.

I’m based in the Survey and Recording department and for the first six months I will be working with the Scotland’s Rural Past team, a highly successful community archaeology project which offers training opportunities and support to volunteers conducting their own research. I hope to gain a lot of field experience over the coming year and to work with as many community groups as possible, and judging by the first couple of months of my placement this won’t be a problem!