Over the years many different geocaches types have been created, some grandfathered in and some resigned to history.
The following are some landmark caches, as they were first of there type to be hidden in Scotland.
Although GC56C6 was created in May 2002 but shows no history or finds. Is it still to be found ?
- GCN6ZG Needle E'e Earthcache Both created on the same day 24th March 2005 by Snaik and Team Clova.
Some cache types that have been grandfathered in.
And then we have the event type caches.
Geocaching started in Scotland on 15th December 2000, when user Jock Scott placed Scotland's First GCF0 on Ben More near Crianlarich, Stirlingshire.
Fifteen years later and the cache is still going strong and contains the original log book. This Golden Oldie is regarded by many as the holy grail of UK caching and every year geocachers from all over the world climb Ben More on a pilgrimage to this historic cache.
Since then, Scotland now has over 20,000 geocaches of various types. At the time Scotland's First was the 207th geocache to be placed in the world. 15 years on the cache is still going strong and is currently the 97th oldest active geocache in the world.
Held in Perth on 31st July 2010 , 1301 geocachers attended the first Mega event to be held in Scotland and the 3rd to be held in the UK.
History of Geocaching and Landmarks of Scottish Geocaching
Original first page from Scotland's First
Pooter and Silverfox held the first ever geocaching event in Scotland on the 20th September 2003.
Held in Balerno a dozen plus keen geocachers turned up to chat.
Again held in Edinburgh in association with The Water of Leith Conservation Trust. The Forester and over a dozen geocachers turned up to help clean up stretches of the Water of Leith on the 8th May 2005