Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP)

Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP)

Between 2012 and 2016, hundreds of volunteers involved in the Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project carried out condition surveys of coastal heritage sites around Scotland threatened by erosion. The survey found endangered sites in every Local Authority area...
A walk of discovery in my own backyard

A walk of discovery in my own backyard

Earlier this year I went for a walk along a local stretch of the Fife coast, starting at the famous St Monans salt works and ending at Pittenweem. This must be one of the busiest sections of the Fife Coastal Path, and there are numerous recorded coastal heritage sites...
The Hidden History of Higgins Neuk

The Hidden History of Higgins Neuk

Excavation, survey, historical research Research by local historian John Reid first highlighted the archaeological and historical interest of Higgins Neuk on the south bank of the Forth. Placename evidence, documents and old maps pointed to this being the location 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...
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...

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