What's going on with Scotland's eroding coastal heritage

Storms reveal a shipwreck burial, a new broch and a wheelhouse in Channerwick, Shetland

We start our story in December 2012, when winter storms exposed a male human skeleton awkwardly squashed into a too small grave at the foot of the coast edge in … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

A broch blog

Brochs are amongst the most spectacular of eroding coastal archaeology, and in the course of SCHARP, we have seen and recorded quite a few of them. Many thousands of these … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Recording Loch Ryan’s flying boat base, RAF Wig Bay

The RAF Wig Bay ShoreDIG got underway in March with the survey of the remains of the flying boat base. Set up in 1942, this was Britain’s┬ámain wartime base for … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wemyss Caves 4D continues…

The Wemyss Caves are once again at the centre of a digital whirlwind. Thanks to funding from Fife Council, Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, teams from the York … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Findhorn Bay Zulus

Scattered along the Culbin edge of Findhorn Bay lie the remains of at least 35 large wooden fishing boats. These are extremely rare survivals of the once common mighty Zulu … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

A blog post from Uist – the view from SCHARP volunteers.

The visits to Uist by team members from the SCHARP and ACCORD project to carry out training in their respective surveying techniques a few weeks apart in the early autumn … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Remembering the Flying Boat Base at Wig Bay, Loch Ryan

The latest ShoreDIG at Wig Bay, Loch Ryan, has its roots at the start of the SCHARP project. It was nearly two years ago that the SCHARP team first visited … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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