Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCH@RP) is our exciting new project. To visit the project website, click
The Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCH@RP)
was officially launched on August 13th 2012 in Edinburgh
Castle. Seventy guests joined SCAPE's patron, Sally Magnusson
and Chairman, Professor Christopher Smout at the event. An outline of the project is given below:
Scotland has thousands of amazing archaeological
sites around its coast. Many of them are remarkably
well-preserved, with buildings of all periods and
fantastic artefacts lying buried under layers of sand.
Coastal erosion is threatening many of these sites.
Some scientists believe that in the coming years,
the problem will increase because of rising sea levels
and an increase in stormy weather. Whether these predictions
are true or not, there is a huge problem NOW. We need
to act fast to save some of Scotland's best sites
before they are lost for ever.
Past surveys have shown us where some sites are located,
but many of these may now have changed or even be
lost. Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk is
a new project which will work with local communities
to update our records. You will be able to use our
interactive map, our mobile phone app or download
a recording form to help us update our records. You
can also tell us which sites you think should be investigated
in more detail - and we will help you organise twelve
community projects at your favourite sites.
The project is generously funded by the Heritage
Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland
and The Crown Estate. Work will get
underway in August when the logo icon will take you
to our brand new website and interactive map where
you will be able to start exploring coastal heritage
in your area.
If you would like to be involved and kept up to date
with project progress, keep an eye on our website.
You can also register your interest by contacting
us at firstname.lastname@example.org