SCHARP Blog

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

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

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

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

Digital future for Wemyss Caves Pictish Carvings

The Wemyss Caves were at the centre of a digital data capture whirlwind in November. Specialists from the York Archaeological Trust (YAT) joined SCAPE and Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Wrapping up at Cromarty

It was with a heavy heart that we packed up the site at Cromarty this weekend; we’ve had two weeks of great archaeology and great company in a beautiful setting, … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cromarty erosions update

The coastal team has spent the past week investigating the well-built stone wall and series of ash dumps exposed in one of the eroding sections at Cromarty.  We have removed … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cromarty’s medieval seafront revealed

In our latest ShoreDIG project, the SCHARP team have joined forces with locally-based archaeologists to investigate archaeological remains revealed by storm damage over the winter of 2012/2013. Stone walls and … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment