Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk

Results and highlights

Between 2012 and 2016, over 1200 volunteers made a significant contribution to our knowledge of eroding coastal heritage in Scotland. We wrote an evaluation report at the end of the first phase of SCHARP, and filmed interviews with many of you for evaluation videos.

Read the Evaluation report
Read the Evaluation report

Over the 4 years, you submitted an impressive 1074 ShoreUPDATE surveys, and visited 90% of the 322 sites in the highest risk category. Along the way, you discovered 400 new archaeological sites not previously documented. You showed that involving volunteers increased capacity to carry out a large-scale survey and improved the quality of the results.

 

Here are the headline results of the analysis of your surveys

Read the Review report
Read the Review report

 

ShoreDIGs

You also worked with us on 14 ShoreDIGs - individual community projects at locally-valued threatened sites. These projects have created new knowledge and make inspirational case studies of what can be achieved by community action for threatened coastal heritage.

Here are our picks to give you a taster of the range and ambition of ShoreDIGs. Go to the ShoreDIG page for much more about each project and our ShoreDIG Vimeo channel for more films.

 

Loch Paible rescue
Loch Paible rescue
Wemyss Caves 4D
Wemyss Caves 4D
Bill's story
Bill's story
Channerwick Broch
Channerwick Broch