If you are an Archaeological Consultant

Archaeological ConsultantYou will be contacting us for a variety of reasons, from collecting baseline data for Environmental Impact Assessments and Desk-Based Assessments to seeking comments on areas a client is interested in.

The type of record that we hold is an HER rather than just an SMR. In addition to the SQL based databases we maintain, we can import and export most GIS file formats and our HER overlays are 100% polygonised. The polygons are hand drawn with an appropriate buffer, dependant on local topographical features and known extent of the site.

We also maintain a digital archive, oblique photograph and slide collection, a vertical aerial photograph collection from circa 1976 and 1988, and various other documents relating to the North East of Scotland.

Key points to remember when using our HER data:

  • Our unique Primary Site Reference numbers are based on the OS 1:10,000 map sheet system
  • Our Site Name may differ from that of other sources
  • Our Site Description and Site Location are the most up-to-date information that we have for any given site or findspot
  • Our polygons for a Scheduled Monument may extend to a larger area than that outlined in the Scheduling document. This is to take in other features in the area that form part of the site, but which are not Scheduled. The only source for accurate information on the extent of a Scheduled Area is Historic Scotland.

If you require an extract from the HER, or need information on a particular area, please remember to provide a Grid Reference and Location Map. There may be a charge involved depending on the nature of the request, please contact us directly beforehand for an estimated total.

Charging scheme for the 2017/18 financial year

No of sites within GIS extractBasic charge for GIS extract
1 to 10 sites £57 plus VAT
11 to 150 sites £92 plus VAT
150 to 750 sites £153 plus VAT
750 to 2000 sites £205 plus VAT
2000 bespoke extract price on application

We are always happy to discuss the format and extent of any study area, report or gazetteer. 

Contact

For further information and queries please contact archaeology@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

 

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