The project is co-produced with communities across Scotland, and values the contribution and collaboration of all the Community Teams involved. You can read about their experiences and progress within the project in our Blog.
The main objective of the project was the construction and maintenance of an extensive database containing a standardized record of rock art in Scotland, including written and visual information, which is publicly accessible on this website and on Canmore (the National Record of Scotland's Historic Environment), and aims to facilitate the development of further research projects.
Scotland's Rock Art Project is a five-year project working with local communities to record, research and raise awareness of prehistoric carvings in Scotland, using detailed recording methods and 3D digital modelling techniques.
Scotland's Rock Art Project was developed by a small team of specialists with many years of experience in this field. Find out more about our specialists, their work, and their expertise.
Public engagement lay at the heart of Scotland's Rock Art Project, and our research was informed by the work of our dedicated Community Teams. You can find out more about our Teams on this page!
Our database contains records for all known prehistoric rock art in Scotland. If you are a member of the public, student, heritage professional, researcher, or enjoy roaming the countryside in search of rock art, this is a good place to find out more.
Our Blog is the voice of our Community Teams. This is where you can find out more about their involvement with the project, their work, and their discoveries, in their own words.