Scheduled Ancient Monuments and archaeological sites

In Angus we have a range of structures and remains which are ancient or of archaeological importance. The most important of these are legally protected through designation as Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMS).

There are over 200 SAM sites in Angus. Anyone wishing to undertake any work to a SAM will have to apply for scheduled monument consent from Historic Environment Scotland. Work to a SAM will sometimes require planning permission from us.

There are also a number of sites of local archaeological importance. These are not protected in the same way as SAMs. Scheduled Monument Consent is not required from Historic Environment Scotland although planning permission might still if alterations are proposed to sites of local archaeological importance.

The Angus Sites and Monuments Record contains a full list of SAMs in our area.