Rural Landuse

Canna King Norway's Grave © Jonathan Wordsworth
There are over 100,000 archaeological & historic sites in Scotland, most of which are in rural areas. Only a fraction of these have protection as Scheduled Ancient Monuments or Listed Buildings and normal forestry and farming activities are exempt from the planning process. Archaeology Scotland's dedicated Rural Landuse Adviser, Jonathan Wordsworth works to promote the need for protection and conservation management of rural archaeological sites.
The following pages give advice to farmers, foresters and the general public on:
Rural Policy and Regulations
Managing Archaeology
Farming, Forestry and Communities
You can download our Rural Archaeology Bulletin (RAB) below its an occasional newsletter with the latest events, policies and other news affecting archaeology and rural land management.
RAB 38 16th February 2012
RAB 39 16th March 2012

RAB 40 25th May 2012

RAB 41 16th July 2012

RAB 42 26th Sept 2012

RAB 43 20th December 2012

RAB 44 11th February 2013

RAB 45 19th April 2013

RAB 46 20th May 2013
RAB 47 22nd July 2013
Archaeology on Farm and Croft
A leaflet introducing farmers, crofters and other land managers to the value of Scotland's archaeological heritage. Though the contact information needs to be checked with more recent details held elsewhere on this website, this leaflet remains a useful introduction on the value of archaeology to modern land managers and communities.