School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Hillfort Atlas of Britain and Ireland

Despite being amongst the most imposing and visible monuments of the countryside, including at least six within the bounds of Edinburgh, there is no single source of data to inform the analysis and interpretation of hillforts in Britain.


This project aims to collect a standard set of data on every hillfort in the British Isles.

We are creating the opportunity for students to participate in the project, collecting original data to populate the Scottish section of the dataset. This will include extracting information from various online sources, particularly those of the RCAHMS and National Map Library, and interpreting aerial photographs of both upstanding and cropmark monuments.

Acknowledgment will be given in the outputs of this major project to those participating for the whole week.

Date & time: Monday 17th to Thursday 20th, 10.30am – 6.00pm and Friday 21st, 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Audience: Priority given to Archaeology students either Honours undergraduates or postgraduates
Cost: Free
Booking information: Booking is now open! Please book through the link below.
Accessibility: The room is accessible via room 2.35 so some advanced notification of a wheelchair user would be required.
Location: Room 2.36, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School

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Image credit

Image used with kind permission of Ian Ralston.