Join us in coastal heritage surveys of South Ayrshire and Loch Ryan
Our next surveys will be taking place between the 8th and 13th August. We are walking four stretches of coastline in South Ayrshire and Loch Ryan. Maidens and Dipple, Ballantrae and Bennane Lea, and Wig Bay to Leffnoll Point. We welcome volunteers on the surveys. They are wonderful ways of discovering the hidden history of your coast and sharing your knowledge of it with others. The results of the surveys are submitted to Scotland’s regional and national historic environment databases.
The surveys involve walking the coast and using the SCAPE app to update records of existing sites and record new ones. We organise walks to coincide with low tides. We walk around 6-8km of coastline and are out for about 5 hours. The surveys will vary in ease of access and terrain. If you register your interest, we will tell you about the detailed routes and times a week or two before a survey so that you can choose which ones you would like to join. No experience is required, and we will help you out with everything you need to know.
How to get involved
Start exploring now
To start exploring coastal heritage sites in your area now, register as a user on the Sites at Risk page. Then download the free SCAPE app for Android and iOS to access and contribute to information about all sites on the coastal heritage database when you’re on the coast.