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project to map and protect Scotland’s forgotten marine heritage has won a prestigious European prize. The Scottish Atlantic Maritime Past: Heritage, Investigation, Research & Education Project (SAMPHIRE) worked closely with communities to record important archaeological sites along the west coast of Scotland The £100,000 project, which ran from the end of 2012 until the end of 2015, covered the entire west coast of the mainland from Kinlochbervie to the border. The research, funded by the Crown Estate, worked by ‘crowd sourcing’ information about possible archaeological sites in the marine environment through face-to-face meetings with harbour masters, scallop divers, recreational divers, fishermen and other local residents in the towns and villages of the west coast. Locations identified were recorded before the most promising were visited by teams of professional and volunteer archaeological divers to


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