Archaeological measured survey of chambered tombs on Scotland’s national forest estate on Arran
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is committed to undertaking conservation management, condition monitoring and archaeological recording at our significant historic assets; and to helping to develop, share and promote best-practice historic environment conservation management. We are proud to support Our Place in Time: the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland and the emerging Scottish Archaeology Strategy; and often seek to contribute to the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework.
Three archaeological companies were asked to survey broadly the same range of sites. Each had proposed a different approach to survey and record:
• Terrestrial Laser Scanning with complementary capture of archaeological interpretation by GPS Rover (AOC Archaeology). The report is available here;
• Terrestrial Laser Scanning with complementary Terrestrial Photogrammetry [allowing detailed colour texture mapping of point clouds] (Northlight Heritage). The report is available here; and
• Simple Terrestrial and Aerial Photogrammetry [using drone] with metric control by GPS Rover (Archaeological Survey & Consulting). The report is available here.
The comparative plans of all of the chambered tombs on Scotland’s national forest estate that were surveyed as part of this project.