Since the project started in January 2017, we have raised awareness of Scotland's rock art through workshops, talks to local societies, and conferences presentations. We have also organised a popular webinar series on themes that are relevant to our work. We are delighted to share videos and podcasts of some of the things we have been involved with on this page.
If you're interested, click on this Youtube window to watch our talk about how we are working with our Community Teams to provide a new dimension on Scotland's rock art using 3D modelling techniques.
This short YouTube video shows some of our NOSAS team experimenting with the acoustics of the 'cupmarked' Ringing Stone on the island of Tiree, off the west coast of Scotland.
This video shows Edinburgh University students at our Kilmartin Field School in July 2019. It was created by the Edinburgh Film Company for the University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, to promote archaeology fieldwork activities for students. The field school was run by Scotland's Rock Art Project in collaboration with Edinburgh University and Kilmartin Museum.
On the 7th of October 2020, Joana delivered an online seminar to the Galloway Glens Project Partnership webinar series, about prehistoric rock art in Scotland and the current progress of ScRAP.
If you are interested in lore and folk tales associated to prehistoric sites, then listen to this podcast where Joana, Kim Biddulph (host) and Sue Greaney (English Heritage) talk about fairies, evil spirits, witches, princesses, curses and more.
Listen to the podcast here.
On 21 November 2020 Tertia delivered an online presentation at ELBAC reviewing rock art in the Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders in the light of work by ScRAP and the local community team.
Prehistoric animal carvings, thought to be up to 5,000 years old, have been discovered in Scotland for the very first time, and publicised in May 2021. The images, which include carvings of two red deer, were found by chance on an ancient burial site in Argyll, called Dunchraigaig Cairn. Dr Tertia Barnett, Principal Investigator for Scotland’s Rock Art Project at Historic Environment Scotland, joins Tristan Hughes on The Ancients to explain why this incredible new discovery is so significant. Find out what the carvings might mean, how they have been conserved for thousands of years, and why these images rewrite the story of prehistoric rock art in north-west Europe.
Listen to the podcast here
Scotland's Rock Art Project Data Analyst Linda Maire Bjerketvedt presented an online talk at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland's annual Archaeological Research in Progress conference. The talk offered an overview of the work that Scotland’s Rock Art Project has developed in the last four years, and results of the data analyses carried out to the large dataset co-produced with community teams across the country.
Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett and Linda-Marie Bjerketvedt from Scotland’s Rock Art Project gave a presentation for Kilmartin Museum outlining the rock art recording work done by Scotland's Rock Art Project, Kilmartin Team and Kilmartin field schools in the Kilmartin area, and the results emerging from detailed analysis of the data and 3D models
Watch the video of the talk here
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.
You can download all our Guidance Notes from this section. These documents provide detailed information to help you prepare for your fieldwork, identify, record and photograph rock art, and create 3D models.
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!