Related Links for Learning

Websites used in Archaeology Detectives

Britain from Above

A huge collection of digital aerial photographs.  It includes the largest and most significant number of air photographs of Britain taken before 1939.


Canmore contains more than 320,000 records and 1.3 million catalogue entries for archaeological sites, buildings, industry and maritime heritage across Scotland.

Google Maps

Google Earth


Mapping History

An educational guide to using historic maps created by the National Library of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland.

National Library of Scotland Maps

The National Library of Scotland’s digital collection of maps.

Past Map 

PastMap brings together map-based information from many different sources, providing a single point of access to information about the archaeological and architectural sites and landscapes of Scotland.

Scotland’s Rural Past

Scotland’s Rural Past was a five year initiative, which ran to September 2011 and worked with local communities to research, record and promote Scotland’s historic rural settlements and landscapes.  The website contains some excellent resources on how to undertake surveys and other archaeological activities.


A huge database of images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media.  Many local authorities take out a subscription for access, otherwise it is available for a modest fee.

The National Collection of Aerial Photography

One of the largest collections of aerial imagery in the world, containing tens of millions of aerial images featuring historic events and places around the world.