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

Our first ShoreUPDATE training day

On Saturday we ran our first training event with young people from St Andrews student  archaeology society. This not only provided us with a chance to practice our planned activities on guinea pigs and get some feedback, but gave us all a chance to go and explore the lovely coastline around Crail.
 
Having looked at the Sites at Risk Map before going out, I have to say we found a lot more sites than I would have if I were walking ‘blind’. Within around 1km of coastline, we identified and surveyed salt pans to surface mining and  a 17th century castle to a 20th century coastguard station. Most of Scotland’s coast is littered with a wealth of sites from all periods, mixed together to really show how dynamic an area the coastline is.
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Overall the day went well and has given us a really good idea of what we will be doing with you guys at the future ShoreUPDATE training days!
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