Historic Environment Scotland Archive & Library Service
About this Resource
HES has been identifying, surveying and interpreting the built environment in Scotland for over a hundred years. Our archive provides unique insights into Scotland's places, documenting how the national archaeological, industrial and architectural environment has changed over time.
There are more than 5 million items, including photographs, maps, drawings and documents, which can be accessed in our public Search Room or online through our searchable database Canmore.
HES also looks after Scotland's National Collection of Aerial Photography, an archive of over 26 million aerial images from around the world. You can find these images at ncap.org.uk.
Please note that links to websites and catalogues are provided by the Organisations listed and not maintained by Scottish Local History Forum.