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The Inventory of Historic Battlefields

Historic Scotland is inviting views on including the Battle of Sark in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

What is the Inventory of Historic Battlefields?

The Inventory identifies battlefields considered to be of national importance for the contribution they make to the archaeology and history of our nation. It includes our most significant and iconic battlefields, and provides information to aid their protection, management, interpretation and promotion. Selection criteria are set out in SHEP 2011 (Annex 6). The Inventory currently includes 39 battlefields.  

For each site there is a concise report describing the battlefield, the reasons for its inclusion and a map of its boundary. The Inventory map indicates the extent of the battlefield, defining the overall area considered to be of interest on the basis of research undertaken. At the end of each report, there is a list of key source material and references to aid further research and for educational use. An extended report is also available, which adds more detailed information to that in the concise report, where possible.

Further information about the Inventory can be found at

You can view individual reports for sites already added to the Inventory at

The Consultation

Historic Scotland would like to know what you think about the proposal to include the Battle of Sark in the Inventory.
The consultation is open until 14 February 2014, and you can let us know your views in one of the following ways:


Post: HS Scheduling, Marine and Battlefields Team
Room 2.31
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Consultation Documents

PDF icon Sark Consultation

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8766