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Welcome to The Archaeology Service for Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus. We are a small team of archaeologists located within Aberdeenshire Council's Infrastructure Services, based in Aberdeen.

The Archaeology Service has the job of locating, evaluating, safeguarding, and explaining all known archaeological sites within this area.

SMR Accessibility Update July 2015

Please be advised that our Sites & Monuments Record online databases are currently undergoing a programme of maintenance to improve the quality and reliability of the system.

During this time, there may be periods when the databases are offline or the map search function is slow to load.

If you encounter an error message, please try accessing the SMR again later. If you require assistance or additional mapping information, please contact us: archaeology@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Please note:

  • access to the online SMRs is currently only available Monday to Friday
  • the map search facility is not functioning correctly at present; it is hoped that the system will be fully operational by September 2015

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Online Databases

Search our online databases (SMRs)

Details of over 30,000 sites are available for free.

Special Archaeology in the Area

Special Archaeology in the Area

Understand what is unique to the North East.

Our Projects

Our Projects

Discover past and current Community work.

Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography

Learn about its uses and how cropmarks form.

Treasure Trove Law

Treasure Trove Law in Scotland

What it means for your finds.

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NE Scotland Regional Research Framework

Find out about the archaeology of the area and the research into it.

What to do...

What to do if I am a...?

Quick guides on archaeology from Planning Applications to being a Landowner.

Sites to Visit

Sites to Visit

Recommendations for archaeology you should see in the area.

Historical Maps

Historical Maps

Explore the online National Map Library collection for the NE.

Reporting Your Finds

Reporting Your Finds

What to do to let us know about your discoveries.

Contact Us

Archaeology Service

Woodhill House
Westburn Road
AB16 5GB
Tel: +44 (0)1224 664221
Fax: +44 (0)1224 664679 archaeology@aberdeenshire.gov.uk