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Ed Archer

Ed Archer | Chairman | Lanark and District Archaeological Society

Ed Archer has been Chairman and a committee member of the Lanark and District Archaeological Society (LADAS) for almost 40 years. In that time he has taught on the subjects of history, classics, archaeology and computing at a variety of institutions and has been a lecturer in Archaeology and History at the University of Glasgow.

Ed was previously the Senior Development Officer for Community Service Volunteers / Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme responsible for getting over fifties into volunteering. Over eight years Ed grew the volunteer base from zero to 510 across 37 projects chiefly in South Lanarkshire, the largest volunteer project of its type in Scotland.

Ed set up the website Clydesdale’s Heritage as one of the initiatives from LADAS and has written extensively on the heritage of Lanark and Clydesdale. He was awarded the Lanark Burgess Award for services to Heritage in 2013.

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Resources by Ed Archer


Four people sitting on stage in conversation

The Digital Heritage Lab took place between April 2020 and June 2021 and as well as providing programme of free online training events it also gave 60 heritage organisations the opportunity to develop their digital potential with the support of a digital skills mentor. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire session Ed Archer from the Lanark and District Archaeological Society (LADAS) and Laura Drysdale from The Restoration Trust are reunited with their respective Digital Skills Mentors Alex Wilson and Janet Alderman.

Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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