Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk

Taking part

Why your help is important

First-hand information about the condition of coastal heritage is the best way of building knowledge about how coastal processes are affecting archaeological sites. The information has a very practical application in identifying the most vulnerable sites that need action to rescue archaeological information and is also important for research into how climate change may be influencing coastal processes.

We aim to visit every high priority site over the next 3 years and need your help to achieve this. We are also interested in updating information about the remaining sites – as well as receiving new information about sites we don’t know about.


Volunteering with us

If you are new to us, register as a volunteer and we will be in contact with you. You can get started by exploring the Sites at Risk Map to see priorities in your local area and downloading our free app for Android and Apple. Watch the How To videos for the essentials of using the app and the website.

If you are part of a group or think there would be interest in your area for a training event to get started - please contact us. We like to meet our volunteers, and will try and arrange a training event wherever possible. These practical sessions help you with the technology, involve a field trip to practice a ShoreUPDATE survey and provide us all with an opportunity to talk about the coastal heritage in your area.