UKCAP Coasts from Above

UKCAP Coasts from Above

Aerial photography We are incredibly fortunate to have on board the UK Civil Air Patrol Lowland and Highland Units here in Scotland who have been flying stretches of coastline and individual sites for us. The UKCAP volunteers have been taking aerial photographs of...
Pettycur’s Old Harbour

Pettycur’s Old Harbour

Survey and historical research In October 2015, shifting sand at Pettycur beach near Kinghorn in Fife revealed the outlines of a stone structure on the beach. The site is well-known locally. A cannon was discovered here in the 1990s, and small parts of the structure...
Sna Broch, Shetland

Sna Broch, Shetland

Section cleaning, recording and sampling Sna Broch is a Scheduled Monument on the Shetland island of Fetlar. Historic and ongoing coastal erosion has destroyed much of the monument, including the broch tower, but has also revealed fabulous sections across the...
Channerwick Broch, Shetland

Channerwick Broch, Shetland

Section cleaning, recording and sampling In winter of 2013/14 fierce storms exposed masses of archaeological deposits in the coast edge at Channerwick, Bay, on the South Mainland of Shetland. In summer 2015 Archaeology Shetland cleaned and recorded the massive...
Submerged forest and archaeology in Benbecula

Submerged forest and archaeology in Benbecula

Survey, excavation, sampling Did you know one of the best examples of a submerged forest in Scotland can be found at Lionacleit on the Island of Benbecula? The site was brought to our attention by local residents, and during a glorious week in May 2018, we surveyed,...
RAF Wig Bay Flying Boat Base

RAF Wig Bay Flying Boat Base

Condition survey, photography, interpretation RAF Wig Bay on the sheltered shores of Loch Ryan was developed as a specialist Flying Boat Base in World War 2 where these enormous machines were maintained by a specialist workforce. During the 1950’s the base...

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