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

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

The Newshot Ship Graveyard Part 2: A very special vessel

Amongst the mud punts and the schooners at Newshot Island was one very unusual looking boat. Made of metal, the vessel, when seen from above, had a distinctive chamber at … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Newshot Ship Graveyard Part 1: The Mystery of the Burned Schooners

While looking at Google Earth, a sharp-eyed SCHARP volunteer spotted numerous wrecks on the foreshore of the Clyde near the Erskine Bridge. A search on Canmore, the national online database … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adventures in Lewis and the Uists

Summer fades quickly in northern Scotland, and we were so pleased to fit in a week in the Western Isles before the nights draw in and the wind starts to … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Incredible archaeology in Shetland

Nowhere more than in Shetland, have we seen the power of the last two winters of storms to reveal new coastal archaeology. The relentless easterly gales of 2013 and 2014 … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment
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