by The SCAPE Trust

Report on a laser scanning survey of the eroding limekilns at Boddin Point, Angus. Survey completed by Queen's University Belfast and SCAPE.


Shetland Community Archaeology Project, Sand Wick, Unst - Archaeological Assessment

Year One report on the geophysical and topographic survey of Sand Wick, Unst, Shetland.

Shetland Community Archaeology Project, Sand Wick, Unst - Data Structure Report

This report presents the results of a first season of excavation of an eroding coastal site at Sand Wick on Unst in the Shetland Isles. The four-week excavation, carried out by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD) on behalf of The SCAPE Trust, was designed to rescue information from the site before its destruction and to train Shorewatch/Shetland’s Past volunteers in the investigation and recording of eroding coastal sites.

Airborne Remote Sensing and Ground Penetrating Radar survey
by Tom Dawson and Sandy Winterbottom

The Airborne Remote Sensing and Ground Penetrating Radar Survey of Coll and Tiree was a collaborative project that brought together the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, the AHRB Centre for Environmental History, University of St. Andrews, The Coastal Research Group, University of Glasgow. The project aim was to test the use of Airborne Remote Sensing to discover archaeological sites within mobile sand dune and machair areas. A wealth of data, including infra-red and thermal images were collected from selected stretches of the Coll and Tiree coastlines. The images were combined and examined in order to locate sites that were visible on the surface or partially buried.

Locating fish-traps on the Moray and the Forth
by Tom Dawson

The use of traps has been one of the most important and efficient ways of catching fish since people first started eating them as part of their diet. This report focuses on fish-traps located on the Firth of Forth and the Moray Firth, examining reasons for the vast discrepancy in the number of fish-traps known about. The study aimed to find reasons for the huge distribution difference, determining whether it was due to varying fishing practices, changes in the coastline or a reflection of the archaeological surveys themselves.