Gareth Talbot

Gareth Talbot, MCIfA

BSc (Hons) Archaeology

  • Orkney College UHI
    East Road,
    KW15 1LX

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I joined the UHI Archaeology Institute as senior project officer in ORCA (Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology) in January 2023 from Atkins, a multi-disciplinary professional consultancy company, where I provided heritage advice on a range of heritage projects and was seconded to Transport Scotland for two years as their historic environment advisor.

I have worked on large-scale infrastructure projects including HS2; through to the preparation of heritage strategies and conservation management plans for a wide range of historic and modern sites, including World Heritage Sites in Saudi Arabia.

At ORCA I lead on environmental impact assessment and heritage strategy work.

In addition, I am an experienced sustainable event manager, having led the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee to successful certification to ISO 20121: Sustainable Event Management, and was part of the London 2012 Olympics sustainability team. I am also the volunteer sustainability manager for the Orkney 2025 International Island Games (my wife is the Games Director).

Current research

Orkney Energy Heritage Strategy:

Research groups and interests

  • Post-Cold War heritage
  • Energy heritage

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Archaeology, University of Bournemouth

1 Sept 19933 Jun 1996

Award Date: 3 Jun 1996

External positions

Leader - Orkney Young Archaeologists Club


  • OC UHI: Archaeology Institute


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