Scottish Industrial Archaeology Panel (SIAP)
“An informal and wide ranging forum for the exchange and co-ordination of information relating to industrial sites artefacts and records. It does not act as a policy-making management body relating to a specific function”. SIAP Mission Statement, 6 November 1986.
The Scottish Industrial Archaeology Panel (SIAP) has functioned under that name since 1986. It had precursors in the form of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) sub-group established in 1962 and the Industrial Archaeology Survey Panel which met between 1978 and 1982 and had a more project led remit.
SIAP meets twice yearly. Over the years there has been representation from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), Historic Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Scottish Maritime Museum, Scottish Civic Trust, Scottish Mining Museum, Dundee University, Strathclyde University, Glasgow University Business Records Centre, The Ballast Trust, Falkirk Museums, Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Dundee Heritage, Institute of Civil Engineers Panel for Historic Engineering Works, Scottish Industrial Heritage Society, British Waterways, Lothian Regional Council and Headland Archaeology.