New Case Study – Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP) in Argyll and Bute

Regional Archaeological Research Framework for Argyll – New Case Study!

Since 2017, Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP) has been collaborating with communities across the country to enhance our understanding and sense of value of prehistoric carvings. ScRAP is a five year programme to record, research and raise awareness of prehistoric rock carvings across Scotland. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project is run by Historic Environment Scotland in collaboration with Edinburgh University and Glasgow School of Art.

Elaborate cup and ring motifs on a rock outcrop at Cairnbaan, Kilmartin ©ScRAP and HES

With around 700 carved rocks in the area – did you know Argyll and Bute is home to almost 20% of all known rock art in Scotland?

Working with ScRAP, community teams and archaeology undergraduate students have recorded over half of all the rock art in the region in detail – including more than 70% of that in the Kilmartin area!

ScRAP’s Strachur Rock Art Team recording a cupmarked stone in Glenadruel, Cowal ©ScRAP and HES

Find out more about the work of the project in Argyll and Bute here!

You can find out more about the project and search the rock art database on the ScRAP website. You can also view 3D models of Scotland’s rock art on the Sketchfab accounts for ScRAP and the Community Team Rock Art Teams

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