Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk

The issue

Find out what's recorded in your area
Find out what's recorded in your area

Coastal Zone Assessment Surveys of around 35% of Scotland’s coast have recorded over 12,000 archaeological sites and remains. However, because the coast is so dynamic, it is impossible to keep up to date with what is being revealed or destroyed. Parts of Scotland experience frequent and severe storms which cause damage and destruction of coastal heritage. We need to be vigilant and act now to rescue information from some of Scotland’s finest archaeological sites before it is too late.

The project

SCAPE developed Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project so that we could involve more people to more effectively tackle this important national issue. Our philosophy is that eroding coastal heritage provides opportunities for anyone to enjoy and benefit from taking part in archaeological and historical exploration and discovery. 

The  project ran from 2012-2016 and was generously funded and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, the University of St Andrews and the Crown Estate.