Heritage At Risk:
Recording History in Brora, Scotland Before It's Washed Away
SCAPE Trust--Scotland's Heritage At Risk Project
I spent two weeks in the Spring of 2014 documenting the immediate threat that coastal erosion presents to Scotland's more than 12,000 archaeological sites. These sites contain artifacts from all periods of the local community's past and link directly to their cultural heritage. As climate change causes increasingly common and severe storms, the threat from erosion grows. This film looks specifically at Brora, a town in Northeastern Scotland, where a volunteer-based excavation lead by the SCAPE Trust recorded the town's historic saltpans just before a big storm washed them away.