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Friday, 27th November 2015

Historic England is celebrating some of the fascinating finds that have been unearthed in the last 25 years, thanks to developer-led archaeology. Their new report, ‘Building the Future, Transforming our Past’, also catalogues how these archaeological discoveries have shed new light on our ancient and recent past.

Wednesday, 9th September 2015

ALGAO: England and CIfA has recently submitted a joint response to the Historic England consultation on The Historic Environment and Site Allocations in Local Plans: Draft Advice Note.

Tuesday, 30th June 2015

The Countryside Stewardship Manual has been published on GOV.UK.

Tuesday, 30th June 2015

Due to the short timescale for submission of the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier Expression of Interest form, Natural England have extended the submission deadline.

Tuesday, 29th July 2014

The Heritage Lottery Fund has been liaising with ALGAO members to produce a much welcomed best practice guide on archaeology.

Thursday, 10th July 2014

The Archaeology Data Service, as part of the HERALD project, has been commissioned by English Heritage to undertake a user needs survey to help define and shape the future of the OASIS system (

Tuesday, 29th April 2014

The new SHINE-HLS Trial consultation process was formally launched on 18th November 2013 and provides an on-line service intended to make it quicker and simpler for HERs to deliver the mandatory ‘FEP HER Response’, and bring English Heritage advice into the pre-application stage of the consultation process. The SHINE-HLS Service Standard is only applicable to those taking part in the Trial.

Monday, 14th April 2014

The National Importance Programme has recently been set up by English Heritage with representatives from across EH, ALGAO and DCMS to explore, via a series of pilot projects, how we might help historic environment services identify non-scheduled but nationally important archaeological sites.

A Call for Proposals for Pilot Projects is now available on the National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme webpage

Wednesday, 26th February 2014

The ALGAO: England AGM will be held on Thursday 24 April at Southwark Council Offices, Southwark, London. Further information about this will be circulated in due course, but we are now issuing the call for nominations for officers and ordinary committee members of ALGAO England Executive.

Friday, 24th January 2014

In response to issues raised by archaeologists at The Archaeology Forum 'Political policies and archaeology' event on 7 October 2013, the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP, has initiated a review into the future of local government archaeological services.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

2nd April 2014 - Over Haddon Village, Derbyshire

The day will involve presentations from officers from English Heritage, Natural England and the Peak District National Park Authority. There will also be a field trip to the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve, which features nationally important lead mining archaeology.

Wednesday, 13th November 2013

The 2014 British Archaeological Awards will take place on Monday, 14th July 2014 at the British Museum and is one of the key events of the CBA’s Festival of British Archaeology, a huge UK-wide celebration of archaeology with more than 650 events, attended by more than 250,000 people.

Monday, 29th April 2013

The end of project conference, at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, will provide an opportunity to hear about Heritage Lincolnshire's unique volunteer project. Further details

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

One-day seminar to be held on Saturday 27th April in Inverness. Details

Thursday, 22nd November 2012

The latest issue of the annual ALGAO:Scotland Newsletter has been published.

Monday, 17th September 2012

A one-day conference to look at areas of recent work and research across Scotland in the excavation, protection and analysis of human remains. Details/booking form

Thursday, 23rd August 2012

The second symposium of the Fortress Study Group in March 2013 will focus on the practical aspects of the re-use of fortifications.

Monday, 16th July 2012

Dr Carol Swanson, manager of the West of Scotland Archaeology Service (WoSAS) from its formation until her retirement in June of last year, was awarded an MBE for services to Archaeology in Scotland in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Wednesday, 20th June 2012

The redesigned Tees Archaeology website has been launched, providing details of event, news updates and publications available to download, including Tees Archaeology News #3.

Wednesday, 18th April 2012

Details of the conference, including flyer with booking form, are available from the Archaeology Scotland website.

Thursday, 15th March 2012

English Heritage and Natural England guidance aimed at preventing inadvertent damage to important historic and natural features.

Thursday, 8th March 2012

Natural England has developed a comprehensive package of information on Environmental Stewardship (ES) providing details of how ES will be implemented through the next two financial years.

Tuesday, 17th January 2012

IfA and ALGAO are developing an IfA Standard and guidance to cover the role of providing archaeological advice by historic environment services. A draft has been issued for consultation; deadline 17 February.

Wednesday, 11th January 2012

Details of a two-day International conference to be held at Orkney College, Kirkwall, Orkney 29-30th May 2012 , are now available from the Conference website

Monday, 19th December 2011

Links to the latest news on Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)and the Environmental Stewardship scheme are available from the agri-environment England page.