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We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.
Archaeological sites and monuments
Historic Environment Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8766
Some archaeological sites and monuments are obvious - prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles, Roman forts, ruined castles, 20th-century military remains. Some are less so because they leave no trace on the surface, lie sealed beneath peat or drowned in marshes, lochs or under the sea. Buried archaeology may survive just beneath the turf or ploughsoil, and is likely to extend well beyond any visible remains.