SCHARP Blog

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

A medieval Royal dockyard at the Clackmannanshire Bridge?

If you crossed the Clackmannanshire Bridge one weekend in early October, you might have seen clusters of people, conspicuous against the green and brown of the salt marsh in yellow, … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Submerged forests and fishing heritage in the Western Isles

In May, we were happily again in the Western Isles discovering new places with new friends and revisiting familiar sites with old ones. We were lucky to spend time on … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pettycur’s 17th century storm-wrecked harbour revealed

In October 2015, shifting sand at Pettycur beach near Kinghorn in Fife revealed the outlines of a stone structure on the beach. The site is well-known locally. A cannon was … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 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