22/11/2016
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

History Scotland Editorial Board - Derek Alexander

e1d70d92-6d10-493e-9a2d-678e2569a265

Derek Alexander is Archaeologist, National Trust for Scotland and a member of the History Scotland magazine Editorial Board

Derek studied prehistoric archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in the later prehistory of temperate Europe.

On graduation he worked for the university's newly established Centre for Field Archaeology, undertaking archaeological research and excavation.

Join the History Scotland community
Follow us on facebook
Follow us on twitter
Sign up for our free e-newsletter

He joined the National Trust for Scotland in 2000 as the West Region Archaeologist with responsibility for providing advice on the archaeological aspects of all properties in the region, for conducting small-scale research projects and for commissioning and managing larger projects.

Derek was appointed as Head of Archaeological Services for the Trust in September 2011 and is responsible for the archaeology on many of the Trust's properties in the west of Scotland.

'I got involved with History Scotland magazine from the outset,' Derek says, 'and co-authored articles on the battle of Largs and Rullion Green and contributed pieces on the Kilbarchan Weavers and excavation work at Crarae Garden. We also submit regular pieces for the news section relating to the archaeological work of the NTS.'


Find out more about History Scotland magazine…

History Scotland is the world’s premier Scottish history magazine.
Written by a team with a passion for the past, and enjoyed by thousands of readers around the world.

Each issue features:
• The latest history and archaeology news
• Expert opinion
• Exclusive reports
• In-depth features which explore centuries of Scotland’s history – from prehistoric times through to the 20th century
Find out more…

Back to "History Scotland expert blogs" Category

22/11/2016 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Inventor and engineer James Watt was born - On this day in history

James Watt, inventor of the condensor, which helped make the Industrial Revolution possible, was born on 19 ...


Sir John Pringle died - On this day in Scottish history

Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society and physician to King George III, died on 18 January 1782. ...


The Duddingston Curling Society was founded - On this day in history

On 17 January 1795, the Duddingston Curling Society became the first formally organised curling club in the ...


Restored Mary Queen of Scots statue to take pride of place in Linlithgow in time for Month of MQS

A much-loved statue of Mary Queen of Scots has been restored and will be on display at Linlithgow Museum, as ...


Other Articles

Caithness novelist Neil Gunn died - On this day in history

Scottish novelist Neil M Gunn, author of The Silver Darlings, died on 15 January 1973. ...


Greyfriars Bobby died - On this day in history

Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful terrier said to have kept vigil at his master's grave for fourteen years, died ...


New two-year academic research project will explore how the legend of Mary Queen of Scots has impacted society and culture

More than forty international academics and curators are to join a project led by the University of Glasgow, ...


Seven history books we can’t wait to read in 2019

The coming year looks set to be a great one for history publishing. Here, we present seven books we’re ...