Data Entry


In order to upload your rock art records to the Scotland's Rock Art Project (ScRAP database), you will need to be registered as a member of a Community Team. You can register using the Login/Register button at the top of this website. Once you are registered, you can log in at any time to your personal space (MyScRAP), and start uploading data.  


UPLOading rock art Data

Once you are logged in, you can upload your rock art records to the ScRAP database using our on-line form. Instructions on using the on-line form are provided in our Using MyScRAP guidance notes.

If you would like some advice on how best to manage the data that you gather, particularly the digital images, you can find some suggestions in our Managing your Images guidance. You may also like to see our guidance on the quality (data standards) for the digital images you submit. You can find this in our File Formats and Sizes

Every rock art record created during the five years of the Scotland's Rock Art Project will be ultimately be added to the Historic Environment Scotland’s collections and made available to the wider public, researchers and professionals through Canmore, the National Record of the Historic Environment of Scotland, which is Scotland’s most comprehensive public record of archaeological, architectural and historical heritage. Before you begin recording rock art, please read our guidance on Transferring your Rock Art Records to HES. We ask that you agree to the terms of a Contributor Agreement for transferring data when you register to be involved in the project.



The Scotland's Rock Art Project is working with several trained Community Teams to build a consistent, publicly accessible database of prehistoric carvings using specific recording methods.


Recording Rock Art

Creating detailed, digital records of Scotland's rock art is essential for better understanding, sustainability, and public awareness. You can find out about our recording methods in this section!

Finding Rock Art

Finding rock art is very rewarding, but often quite difficult! In this section we offer a few tips that may help you find those 'hidden' panels. 


Getting Involved

If you are interested in rock art, enjoy being out and about, and would like to be involved with the Scotland's Rock Art Project, then check out this section for details. 

Getting Started

Before going out and looking for rock art, there are some important things that you should be aware of. You will also need to know what equipment to use. You can find out all about it here! 


To be part of one of our Community Teams, we recommended that you attend our training sessions. In these training sessions you will learn how to find, identify, and record rock art using a range of techniques. 

Fieldwork Preparation

Follow these simple steps to prepare for a fantastic day out doing fieldwork and recording rock art. Don't forget your wellingtons and waterproofs! 


Doing Fieldwork

Like any other type of archaeological fieldwork, rock art recording uses specific methods and techniques. Learn how to record rock art, and find out what types of information you should be documenting. 

After Fieldwork

Fieldwork is only one part of the method for recording rock art. In this section you can read about how to process information captured in the field, and how to build 3D models of the carved rocks.