Heritage & archaeology
Scotland is famed for its rich heritage, and you can find a door to the past hidden deep within many of its forests. Ruins of ancient settlements can help us understand how people once lived, and there are plenty of stories and fables to bring forgotten places back to life.
Just as we care for the natural environment, we are responsible for looking after historic landscapes that contain many sites of archaeological interest.
Explore the iron works, coal pits, lead mines and slate mines that shaped Scottish industry.
Visit the places Scotland's population once called home.
From Neolithic tombs to recumbent stone circles, discover an ancient past.
Discover the remains of Scotland's wartime coastal defences.
Discover the remains of Scotland's wartime coastal defences.<