ScRAP Blog


Archiving Scotland's rock art for the future

Frederick Alexander joined the Scotland's Rock Art Project team as a digital archivist in 2021. His goal is to archive the project data in the Historic Environment Scotland digital repository. In this blog post Frederick outlines his approach, the importance of archiving project data, and how the archive can be accessed in the future.

Shining new light on an ancient mystery with Nick Parish

Nick Parish joined the Scotland's Rock Art Project Callander Team in late 2018 after attending a rock art recording training session at Port of Menteith, near where he lives. Since then, his rock art fieldwork has taken him on many journeys to different parts of Scotland, and provoked lots of interesting ideas. In Nick's Blog, you can find out more about why he joined the project, how he goes about recording rock art, and what interests him about the carvings.

Discovering Rock Art with Douglas Ledingham

Douglas Ledingham has a deep interest in archaeology, photography and the landscape. Following his exciting discovery of a well-preserved rock art panel in May 2020, he joined the ScRAP Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife (ELF) Team. He has subsequently visited and recorded numerous rock art sites, and made another fantastic discovery!

Rock Art: Data: Materials by Lucy Killoran

Lucy Killoran is a designer and researcher living in Glasgow. She has a BA from London College of Communication and an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art. Lucy’s MFA project used a period of archaeological fieldwork as subject matter to explore the transfer and re-materialisation of data through fabrication technologies. Her dissertation examined points of material crossover within the fields of art and archaeology.

Volunteering with ScRAP: from Kilmartin field school and beyond

Sarah Scott has been volunteering with the ScRAP team for over 6 months, since partaking in the 2018 summer field school in Kilmartin Glen. Here, Sarah reflects on her time in Kilmartin, and provides an overview of everything else she has been up to since getting involved. 

Picking up the Pieces – Dalreoich, Strath Rusdale

Since they were carved in the Neolithic or Bronze age, many panels have been lost, moved, damaged in various ways, or even destroyed.  Recent damage is especially sad, but in some cases we may be able to find out more about the recent history of the panel and improve the record we make.  Aware of both moved and damaged panels at Dalreoich in Strath Rusdale, a NOSAS group did some research and then made a visit to find out what could be recorded. Dalreoich is about 10km NW from the Cromarty Firth at Alness.

Welcome to our Blog!

A welcome note from ScRAP team to our first blog entry! Watch this space to keep up to date with the work of our community teams in their own words!