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.
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.