jimbrightman2Jim Brightman MCIfA

Jim is a professional archaeologist and heritage consultant with over a decade’s experience in undertaking and supervising planning-led archaeology, research and conservation, and community projects. Jim's wide-ranging experience has included working on urban and rural sites of all kinds, and examining archaeological remains from Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to late Victorian slum housing.

In the early 2000s Jim completed a BA and MLitt in archaeology from Newcastle University during which he developed the passion for the archaeology of northern England which had been first kindled by the castles and abbeys of North Yorkshire as a child.

Outside archaeology Jim is a keen musician and hillwalker, and can also be found dangling from rock faces around the north of England. 

Jim is a fully accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).



ChrisScott2Chris Scott MCIfA

Chris is a professional archaeologist, project manager and heritage consultant with over a decade’s experience in planning-led archaeology, research, conservation and community projects. Chris has managed successful archaeological schemes in rural and urban development settings for a wide variety of development schemes, and often on complex sites with demanding health and safety and programme constraints. He has also gained the construction industry recognised Site Manager’s Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification, giving clients the certainty that archaeological works managed by Solstice Heritage will be undertaken to required health and safety standards.

In addition to archaeological consultancy, Chris also has longstanding experience in undertaking historic buildings consultancy and survey, particularly the successful re-development of Listed and/or historic buildings through the planning process.

Chris is a fully accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). 


  • EJW Heritage Consultancy

    Emma J. Wells Heritage Consultancy provides a unique blend of research-based advice and expertise for the architecture and historic buildings sectors, specialising in three main areas: commercial, academic and training/tutoring. Services include heritage research (inc house histories); project management; implementation of historic environment training courses; academic-related research and publications; advice and preparation of funding bids; and bespoke lectures, tours and tutoring to academic, professional and non-professional audiences.   

  • TimeVista Archaeology

    TimeVista Archaeology is a freelance practice specialising in prehistoric lithics analysis for commercial, non-profit and community-based engagements. Spencer Carter, an accomplished field archaeologist, can advise at any stage of a project lifecycle, from research design and fieldwork best practices for lithic assemblages, to archival curation and dissemination. Specialist reports adhere to the latest standards and are tailored to project requirements, publication conditions and varied audience interests. Using a hands-on teaching collection, Spencer also offers lithics training across all abilities and age groups, including schoolchildren, teachers, students and community volunteers.

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