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Meet the team

Creative, effective, smart and responsive:  the Northlight team consistently delivers the best for our partners and clients.  Engaging people with heritage is our passion and we deploy our range of in-house expertise to do it, as well as drawing upon the first class talent available throughout the YAT family.

Ally Becket - Senior Project Officer

Drawing on his extensive experience as an archaeologist, Ally focuses on directing post-excavation programmes and producing quality publications for our clients. He also advises commercial clients on archaeological assessment and mitigation works and managing cultural heritage.  Ally worked with the Crieff community to re-imagine a Neolithic timber circle at Pittentian, based on the evidence he uncovered in excavation.

Contact:
 tel: +44 (0)7432 694182
 email: abecket@yorkat.co.uk

Ally Becket

Lindsay Farquharson - Heritage Project Officer

Lindsay is responsible for delivering our First World War project, Digging In. She liaises with event partners, develops content and organises events and open days at the trenches. She also manages the learning programme for schools, and has developed and runs a successful internship programme which involves training and supporting students in heritage outreach, learning and engagement.  She has substantial experience in community and outreach projects and also works on other Northlight Heritage projects in this capacity.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694179
email: lfarquharson@yorkat.co.uk

Lindsay Farquharson

Dr Gavin MacGregor - Director

Gavin focuses on strategic developments and programmes for Northlight Heritage. He has extensive experience in historic environment and landscape related research and consultancy, including contributing to the development and delivery of several Landscape Partnership schemes. He works with clients and funders to design output-, outcome- and impact-focused projects and programmes. He also develops audience-focused content through interpretive planning projects and innovative events like Burning The Circle. His wider practices, relating to Creative Archaeologies and Archaeologies for the Future, help extend the boundaries of our sector to Build Better Lives Through Heritage.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694172
email:  gmacgregor@yorkat.co.uk

Dr Gavin MacGregor

David Sneddon - Project Manager

Dave is an experienced archaeologist with particular expertise in heritage assessment. He produces EIA Cultural Heritage chapters for our clients and supports them through the planning process, from scoping to mitigation. He managed the programme of post-excavation analysis for the Beauly to Denny Overhead Line to produce a forthcoming SAIR monograph. Dave also co-directs the Glenshee Archaeology Project with our partner Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust, working with local communities to investigate aspects of upland rural archaeology in the central highlands of Scotland.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694184
email:  dsneddon@yorkat.co.uk

Dave Sneddon

Steve Black - Project Officer

Steve directs archaeological fieldwork for both developer-led and community projects. He has a wide range of experience, from linear infrastructure projects and post-excavation programmes to community-led digs like the Glenshee Archaeology Project.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694180
email: sblack@yorkat.co.uk

Steve Black

Peta Glew - Fieldwork Project Officer & Illustrator

Peta directs fieldwork in both commercial and community contexts - from excavations to standing building and topographic surveys - and produces illustrations for reports and publications. Peta also works with volunteers on fieldwork projects and uses her skills in weaving and woodworking to engage audiences in experimental archaeology.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7971 644556
email: pglew@yorkat.co.uk

Peta Glew

Rachel McRae - Digital Heritage Assistant

Rachel is a talented digital media specialist with a BSc Digital Media (Napier University) and MSc International  Heritage Visualisation (Glasgow School of Art) (Distinction).  She captures and curates content across audio/video, 3D modelling, digital storytelling and motion graphics.  She is industry proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, along with 3D software such as Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush.
 She has produced exhibitions and supporting educational and interpretative materials for CAVLP Heritage.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)742 694185
email: rmcrae@yorkat.co.uk

Rachel McRae

Susan Welsh - Administrator

Susan manages our office and financial administration, liaises with suppliers and generally keeps us all in line.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)141 2714746
email: swelsh@yorkat.co.uk

Susan Welsh

Dr Hannah Connelly - Heritage Project Officer

Hannah is responsible for delivering War & Peas, our HLF-funded WWI allotment project. She runs regular gardening clubs with volunteers to plant and tend the demonstration plot in Pollok Country Park, using methods employed 100 years ago, and is developing an exhibition. She also works with schoolchildren and disengaged young people to raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and outdoor activity.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7908 211619
email: hconnelly@yorkat.co.uk

Dr Hannah Connelly

Lorna Innes - Heritage Project Officer

Lorna engages and works with volunteers on two of our First World War learning projects, Digging In and Wings to War. She delivers the Wings to War learning programme and also liaises with veterans on Digging In to support their integration into civilian society as they contribute time and gain new skills in research, craftwork and gardening. Lorna also trained and supported volunteers to research and record historic gardens and designed landscapes in the two-year Glorious Gardens project.

Contact:
 tel: +44 (0)7432 694181
 email: linnes@yorkat.co.uk

Lorna Innes

Dr Paul Murtagh - Programme Officer

Paul is responsible for developing our CLUTHA programme, designed to produce outcomes for people through heritage.  He has delivered the three year CAVLP Heritage programme of archaeology and historic environment projects, with Northlight Heritage as a partner on CAVLP.  As part of the programme he delivers the innovative student training experience, in digital, engagement and research techniques, in partnership with the University of Glasgow.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694175
email: pmurtagh@yorkat.co.uk

Dr Paul Murtagh

Pete Connelly - Hungate Director

Pete oversees Health & Safety across YAT. He is passionate about training and skills development in the sector, and represents the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) on the Archaeological Training Forum (ATF). As director of the Hungate excavations - the largest ever archaeological project in York, conducted in support of an ambitious urban regeneration programme.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7908 210033
email:  pconnelly@yorkat.co.uk

Peter Connelly

Dr Olivia Lelong - Director

Along with overseeing operations at Northlight, Olivia works with the team to develop programmes designed to grow audiences for heritage and deliver good outcomes for communities through innovative content, active learning, experimental archaeology and creative practice. She worked with strategic partners to co-design our suite of First World War heritage projects - Digging In, War & Peas and Wings to War - and manages their delivery. Olivia also conducts research and consultancy - including historic environment audits, conservation management plans, heritage interpretation and community engagement - for clients in public, private and third sectors.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694178
email: olelong@yorkat.co.uk

Dr Olivia Lelong

Ingrid Shearer - Cultural Producer

Ingrid draws on her broad experience in heritage and archaeology, her talent for design and her skills in community engagement to develop and deliver projects around audience development, heritage interpretation and creative practice. She also has significant experience in digital design and IT, having completed postgraduate research in Information Technology at the University of Glasgow, specialising in Cultural Heritage Computing. She designs logos, websites, display boards and other interpretative material for our projects and external clients. Ingrid is industry-standard proficient in a range of illustration, desktop-publishing and web-development packages and is a Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW WFA ID: 459611).

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694183
email:  ishearer@yorkat.co.uk

Ingrid Shearer

 
 
 

Dr Olivia Lelong - Director

Along with overseeing operations at Northlight, Olivia works with the team to develop programmes designed to grow audiences for heritage and deliver good outcomes for communities through innovative content, active learning, experimental archaeology and creative practice. She worked with strategic partners to co-design our suite of First World War heritage projects - Digging In, War & Peas and Wings to War - and manages their delivery. Olivia also conducts research and consultancy - including historic environment audits, conservation management plans, heritage interpretation and community engagement - for clients in public, private and third sectors.

Contact:
tel: +44 (0)7432 694178
email:  olelong@yorkat.co.uk

Dr Olivia Lelong