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Recording

This introductory guide (get download) prepared by the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project to help volunteer surveyors to identify of different types of features, buildings, gravestones and carvings found in Scotland's historic graveyards. The booklet also give details on how to fill in the CSA's Graveyard Recording form (download form).

 

The following forms have been prepared by the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project:

 

Field guidance notes (get download) prepared by the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project to help volunteer surveyors to distinguish different biological growths found on gravestones.

 

Field guidance notes (get download) prepared by the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project to help volunteer surveyors to identify of different types of stone decay associated with gravestones.

 

Field guidance notes (get download) prepared by the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project to help volunteer surveyors to identify of different stone types used for gravestones.

 

Field guidance notes (get download) prepared by the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project to help volunteer surveyors to make a sketch or measured plan of a graveyard.

 

Methodology and protocols for locating, uncovering and recording buried tombstones (get download) prepared by the Moray Burial Ground Research Group

 

This guide (get download) by Gareth Wells and Bruce Bishop is published by Historic Scotland in conjunction with the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project. The booklet signposts the main sources of inofrmation that may prove useful to anyone researching the history of an individual burial ground and includes a comprehensive bibliography of Scottish graveyard and gravestone studies.

 

This guide (get download) published by Historic Scotland in conjunction with the CSA's Carved Stones Adviser Project lists funding sources for projectswhich seek to enhance the the enjoyment and undertsanding of historic graveyards through research, interpretation, recording, education and restoration.

 

 

Ordnance Survey provides online guidance for understanding mapping, which includes information on grid references, computer mapping and surveying. The Map Library of the National Library of Scotland provides an excellent summary of online map resources.

 

Discovery and Excavation in Scotland (DES) provides a rapid, comprehensive summary of all archaeological fieldwork, including graveyard surveys and excavations undertaken in Scotland each year. The journal is available to the Council for Scottish Archaeology members and most libraries in Scotland also hold copies. Everyone undertaking graveyard recording and research work is encouraged to submit an entry to DES (get download).

 

The Technical Advisory Service has produced technical advice notes on digital cameras. Digital Cameras has details of all the current technologies used in cameras today from the smallest compact to the most complex studio camera. Getting the best out of low-end digital cameras examines the similarities and differences between digital and film cameras and discusses the skills required to make the best use of a digital compact camera.

Page last updated May 2010