The West Lothian Archaeological Trust was formed on the 19th April 2012 and registered as Scottish Charity No. SC043118 on the 26th April 2012. The Trust was established to support the activities of the West Lothian Archaeology Group which was formed in 2010, having been known previously as West Lothian Aerial Archaeology, which in turn was closely linked with the History of Armadale Association.
The aims of the Trust, as registered, are for 'the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science' by
(b) Promoting the use of kite aerial photography as a low-cost, inclusive, environmentally friendly technique for archaeological/heritage photography and promoting the use of any other techniques which may be deemed appropriate by the Trustees.
In May 2013, Trustees initiated a pilot programme forÂ The Scottish National Aerial Photography Scheme (SNAPS)Â which donates starter and standard kite aerial photography kits to qualifying groups and individuals.
Dr John Wells, Chairman.
James Knowles, Archaeologist and Secretary.
Dr Cade Wells