Volunteers conducting graveyard survey

The Carved Stones Adviser project ran from 2001 to 2004 and during this time Dr Susan Buckham worked with us as our Carved Stones Adviser. The project brought together professional and community groups to promote good practice in safeguarding historic graveyards through a recording and conservation programme.

Many of the useful resources and publications from the project can be found in our Scottish Graveyards project section. We will be updating this material in due course. In the meantime, for graveyard-related enquiries, please contact our Adopt-a-Monument team by emailing

If you are concerned about a gravestone, we have some guidance material available and through our Adopt-a-Monument programme we are working with groups to provide training on graveyard recording, such as with this group working at Kilbride Cemetery near Oban.

Volunteers conducting graveyard survey
Volunteers conducting graveyard survey