Archaeology in Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland - the public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.

Archaeology Scotland - formerly known as the Scottish Council for Archaeology, Archaeology Scotland works to preserve and promote the archaeology of Scotland by providing education and support for archaeological projects including the "Adopt a Monument Scheme".

Canmore - the comprehensive online catalogue to Scotland's archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage. Members should note that here, it is possible to download Volume I and Volume II of the Inventory of Peeblesshire, a comprehensive guide to the archaeology of Peeblesshire published by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland in 1967.

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland - for over two hundred years, the Society of Antiquaries has promoted the understanding and conservation of Scotland’s historical and archaeological environment for the benefit of all. 

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) - Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) is an Open Access publication which was established in 2000 by a consortium comprising the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Historic Scotland and the Council for British Archaeology. Its purpose is to publish freely accessible but fully peer reviewed information more suited to an electronic format than a traditional print journal.


Other Useful Resources

National Library of Scotland Map Images - access to a wide range of maps, charts and aerial photographs.

National Museums of Scotland - Scotland's national museums containing collections of national and international importance, presenting and interpreting them for a broad audience. 

The Hillfort Atlas - an interactive site containing information about more than 4,000 hillforts across the United Kingdom. The Atlas contains data that was collected during a four year collaborative project involving archaeologists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford, assisted by colleagues at University College Cork for Ireland.