Rocket Heritage & Archaeology boosts Scottish team with key appointment

Rocket Heritage & Archaeology boosts Scottish team with key appointment

Dr Peter Klemen

Fast-growing archaeology & heritage consultancy Rocket Heritage & Archaeology has unveiled the appointment of Dr Peter Klemen as principal archaeology consultant for Scotland.

Dr Klemen will be based at the group’s newly opened Dundee office. He brings with him over 20 years’ experience having worked on and managed a wide range of projects on the East Coast, across the UK and beyond. Previous work includes the East Moat Hill Community Excavation, Cupar, Fife, surveys for the Kilmartin Rock Art Project, and geophysical surveys and excavations in Europe and the Middle East.

Rocket Heritage & Archaeology is part of the multi-disciplinary organisation Rocket Group Ltd which offers a vast range of consultancy services covering heritage appraisals and archaeological excavations, to the conversion of historic buildings, and the design and construction of innovative new buildings.

Dr Greg Bremner, regional director, Scotland for Rocket Group Ltd, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for our Scottish team and we’re actively seeking staff across further disciplines. Bringing Dr Klemen on board has significantly bolstered our offering in Scotland. His experience of excavation, monitoring, building recording and evaluation puts Rocket in an even stronger position to support our clients.”

Dr Klemen said: “I’m excited to join Rocket Heritage & Archaeology and am looking forward to supporting their extensive client base on projects ranging from million pound on-shore wind farms to privately owned listed buildings. I have a particular interest in supporting community archaeology having been lead archaeologist for Dig Dunfermline and a range of other projects, and so outreach will also be a key focus in 2023.”

Craig Huddart, COO of Rocket Group Ltd, said: “Dr Klemen is a real asset to the team. In addition to the Heritage and Archaeology arm of the business, The Rocket Group offers the complete suite of consultancy services. Pete’s extensive experience and expertise will be invaluable as we help clients from a wide variety of sectors across Scotland navigate what can be a tricky planning system.

“Rocket is proud to have quickly developed a reputation for delivering realistic and understandable advice across disciplines and we are very much looking forward to Dr Klemen continuing to develop that reputation across Scotland.”

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