Training in Dumfries and Galloway (October 2017)



In order to compile a consistent, detailed database of Scotland's rock art for research and raising awareness, is important that all carved panels are recorded in the same way. The guidance notes under 'After ScRAP' are designed for anyone wishing to record rock art in the field or in museums and share these records with Canmore after ScRAP has finished (from 2022 onwards). Please note that this guidance is intended as an aid to good practice in rock art recording and there is no obligation to follow it.


After ScRAP


Should you want more detailed guidance on different aspects of the recording process,  you may also find it useful to refer to the guidance notes below that were developed for ScRAP. These take you through the different stages of the recording process, from identifying rock art, to creating a detailed visual and text-based record, and processing a 3D model. 


Identifying rock art and preparing for recording: 


Getting Started


Recording rock art:


after Fieldwork 





This section provides further information and detailed guidance to help you explore, record, and learn more about rock art in Scotland, and elsewhere in the world. 


Rock art has the power to capture young people's imagination. It can be a fertile ground for learning about how people made sense of their world in the past, and how prehistoric beliefs were expressed and shared widely. This section promotes a learning resource focusing on rock art, produced by Forestry and Land Scotland.


Videos and Podcasts

This section is dedicated to sharing many different outputs from the Scotland's Rock Art Project, and other rock art-related resources. You can listen to audio recordings, watch videos, and download our publications. 


Rock art has captured people's imagination for many decades, and is the subject of numerous publications. We have put together a list of books and articles that you might find interesting if you want to learn more this fascinating subject. 



If you are interested in knowing what we and our Community Teams are up to, and what we have planned, you can find out in our Spring and Autumn Newsletters! 



There are many different forms of rock art in the world, dating from over 40,000 years ago to present day. We have selected a number of websites where you can find out more about the richness and variety of rock art. 



In this section you can download a number of documents and other related resources, such as our promotional leaflet and our booklet about Scotland's rock art, as well as the rock art learning resource produced collaboratively with Forestry and Land Scotland!