The PastMap lets you find and view historical and archaeological sites in Scotland. It will show you both the area of the site and name as well as a link to Historical Scotland where you'll get more detail including information that will help with getting permission.

The map is quite easy to use but the explanation below will help you get the best out of it.

Finding coordinates to use in the map

The PastMap uses coordinates in the OSGB format - example NO0238914769. To find out how to convert Lat and Long coordinates or get coordinates from Streetmap or Google maps click here.

Using the Pastmap

Click here to open PastMap. You need to be zoomed in to the scale 1:27,000 before you can select any layers to view. Zoom using the buttons in the top left - scale appears bottom right. Once zoomed in select the Scheduled Monuments box in the Layers box on the right. If you know the location simply zoom and pan directly to it.To enter coordinates click the Search button in the toolbar and enter the coordinates in the OS NGR box. When you find the area click the mouse to display the details.

United Kingdom Reviewers
Dalesman (Yorkshire), GizmoKyla (South Wales, South West England and East Midlands), Hanoosh (Eastern England), La Lunatica (East Midlands), Long Man (South East England), Lorgadh (Scotland), Professor Xavier (Southern England), Royal Oak (North West England), Southerntrekker (London, North Wales, Isle of Man and Channel Islands), Workyticket (North East England and South West England).

United Kingdom Earthcache reviewers:
GeoawareUK2, GeoawareUK4

About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

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