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As well having a statutory duty to record certain threatened buildings, we survey Scotland’s industrial sites and architecture.
We record buildings, monuments and structures of all kinds where there is a threat to the future of the site.
Survey is the first stage in establishing what’s known and not known about a site, landscape or building.
Read about the work of our aerial survey team, which has discovered and recorded more than 9,000 buried sites by searching Scotland from the sky.
Find out about our extensive maritime survey records, and how we rely on archaeologists and amateur divers to add to this information.
Find out about how we manage a range of resources to ensure data about our historic environment is accessible to all.