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  • Scotland’s maritime archaeology reveals shipwrecks, flying boats and cannonballs

    Stewardship, Scotland 29 April 2016

    Maritime archaeologists working with residents of Scotland’s west coast have completed a three-year project revealing previously unknown archaeological finds. 

    The project, called SAMPHIRE and funded by The Crown Estate, worked by ‘crowd-sourcing’ information about possible archaeological sites in the marine environment.  The most promising locations were visited by teams of volunteer and professional archaeological divers to verify the information received. 

    Over 100 new sites have been recorded, including over 40 shipwrecks as well as flying boats, stone anchors and coastal wreck sites from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth.

    Further information

    SAMPHIRE project