National Heritage Bodies

British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR)

Supporting Archaeology Portal for the UK with details on curators, local history groups, archaeologists, courses, jobs, books and guides.


Carved Stones Adviser Project

Supporting the recording and conservation of Scotland's historic graveyards.


Archaeology Scotland

Archaeology Scotland provides information about archaeology in Scotland, including how to get involved, what excavations are happening and what archaeology you have in your area.


Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland is the branch of the Scottish Executive which safeguards the nation's historic environment by scheduling monuments of national importance and by listing historic buildings of special architectural or historic interest. This site includes information on properties in state care and details of Scotland's listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments. The Education pages provide a resource for schools and information on conservation research.


The Institute for Archaeologists (IFA)

The IFA is the professional organisation for archaeologists in the United Kingdom. It promotes professional standards and ethics for conserving, managing, understanding and promoting enjoyment of heritage.


The National Archives of Scotland

The National Archives of Scotland holds our national documents and preserves, promotes and presents them to the nation.


The National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland is an information treasure trove of Scotland’s knowledge, history and culture, with books, manuscripts and maps covering every subject. The Digital Library provides online access to large amounts of digital material from the Library's collections, including many historic maps.


The National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.


National Museums Scotland

NMS is Scotland's national museum service.



The site of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) who are responsible for recording, interpreting and collecting information about the built environment.  Includes on-line access to the National Monuments Record for Scotland - (CANMORE and PastMap)


Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion (SCAPE)

SCAPE is a charity that seeks to research, conserve and promote the archaeology of Scotland's coast. SCAPE is especially interested in remains that are threatened by coastal erosion.  SCAPE manages and undertakes a variety of projects including Coastal Zone Assessment Surveys and several excavations as well as running the Shorewatch project.


Scottish Environment Link

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations.