Rising Tides: Archaeology and Coastal Change
Rising sea levels and erosion are an increasing threat to Scotland’s coastline and coastal communities.
Our Rising Tides project will assess the risk of coastal change to archaeological heritage cared for by the Trust and evaluate the impact these changes may have on archaeological sites. The project is also concerned with the impact environmental changes are having on the local communities that make their livelihoods working along the coast.
The project will focus on Culzean Castle & Country and the islands of Iona and Unst (Shetland). Some of these places are designated national heritage sites and some are part of wider landscape designations, but all are protected by the National Trust for Scotland and encompass a representative sample of the nation’s coastal culture and heritage.
Our archaeological sites, monuments, and collections embody Scottish history, telling the stories of people who went before us, our myths and our legends. They are our lore and our legacy, keeping Scottish heritage alive for future generations. Our heritage-focused projects are diverse and cover a range of interests and National Trust for Scotland historic sites. Contact Kirstin Bridier at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about all our current projects that are helping to preserve Scotland’s heritage.