• Graveyard survey at Kilvickeon Old Parish Church

    Scottish Graveyards

    Scotland’s historic gravestones are a rich part of the nation’s heritage, yet exposure to time and the elements mean that this valued resource is under threat. Unfortunately, the number of surviving historic gravestones far outstrips the resources that are available to care for and conserve them. As a result, historic gravestones stand a far better chance of survival when members…

  • Volunteers conducting graveyard survey

    Carved Stones/Graveyards

    The Carved Stones Adviser project ran from 2001 to 2004 leading to the collection of many useful resources and publications aimed at promoting good practice in safeguarding historic graveyards.

  • Kilallan Kirkyard and Chapel

    Graveyard recording

      Pre-survey work: what to do before you start recording Before you start you need to find out more about your graveyard. Particularly, whether the site or any of its gravestones and features are listed or scheduled. If your graveyard is listed or scheduled this will determine the type of recording you can complete and who to contact for advice…

  • 2018 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference Programme

    Historic Environment Scotland, Archaeology Scotland, The Scottish Council on Archives and Northlight Heritage are delighted to welcome you to Stirling for the 2018 Community Heritage Conference. Now in its 7th year we are pleased to be holding this year’s event at the Engine Shed, Scotland’s first dedicated building conservation centre, managed by Historic Environment Scotland. The programme can be downloaded…

  • 2018 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference

    Partnership event with Archaeology Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Council on Archives and Northlight Heritage We are delighted to announce the booking for the 2018 Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference (Saturday 10th November) is now open! This year we have something for everyone – from local graveyards to eco-museums, from youth engagement to safeguarding historic buildings. The conference will be held…