A research person here
directed me to RCAHMS which is by my opinion the finest efforts made in
the world to save and preserve the sites, monuments and buildings of
What are RCAHMS' aims?
To survey and record the
man-made environment of Scotland
To compile and maintain
in the National Monuments Record of Scotland a record of the
archaeological and historical environment
To promote an
understanding of this information by all appropriate means.
Who appoints the
Commissioners and what do they do?
RCAHMS has ten Commissioners appointed by The Queen on the advice of
Scotland's First Minister to oversee the progress of work and to advise on
its proper and efficient conduct. They are also responsible for ensuring
that the conduct of RCAHMS is in line with the highest standards of public
What does RCAHMS provide?
RCAHMS provides access to a great wealth of information and material on
the sites, monuments and buildings of Scotland's past through the NMRS and
through publication and exhibition of its work. RCAHMS also provides
accurately surveyed information to the Ordnance Survey (OS) for inclusion
on their maps.
What is RCAHMS?
RCAHMS is the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of
Scotland. It is an independent non-departmental government body financed
by Parliament through The Scottish Executive under the sponsorship of
Historic Scotland. It is directed by Commissioners, and with a complement
of around sixty permanent staff, is based in Edinburgh.