Online historic environment data
Useful websites you can visit to search others' records of archaeological sites. You can find out whether a site is already recorded elsewhere, and learn more about a site.
Historic Environment Scotland
Use Historic Environment Scotland's Heritage Portal to search for Listed Buildings, or archaeological sites protected as Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
Use Canmore to search the national records of buildings and archaeological sites around Scotland.
PastMap is a map-based search where you can look for different types of sites in different datasets, including Historic Environment Scotland's national records and many regional Historic Environment Records.
Archaeology Data Service (ADS)
Use ADS's ARCHSEARCH to perform a basic search, a more detailed advanced search, or a map search, to see the sites they hold records of.
The National Map Library of Scotland
The website of the National Map Library of Scotland has a collection of geo-referenced historic maps, including the OS 1st edition 6-inch series, which dates to the mid-late 19th century and is very useful for historic coastal sites. Use the slide bar to explore the historic maps over a modern map or satellite view to explore your local coastline and see how much it’s changed.
Historic Environment Records
Check the local online Historic Environment record for your area to see if a site you've found is recorded there, or to find out more information about a site.
The historic environment records for:
- Dumfries & Galloway
- Western Isles
are available through PastMap.
Not all Historic Environment Records are available online yet, but you can contact them with your query
Fife Sites and Monuments Record:
Tel: 01 592 583 391