Essential maintenance
HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:
- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)
- Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)
- Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)
General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.

Records

We provide access to many different kinds of records from three national institutions. You can explore collections of records by clicking the links below, all of our records are available when you search for a specific place.

 

Maps, Surveys, Plans and Drawings

  • Ordnance Survey Maps, 1843-1960- held by the National Library of Scotland
  • Town and Country Maps, 1580-1928- held by the National Library of Scotland
  • Bathymetrical Surveys of Scottish Lochs, 1898-1909- held by the National Library of Scotland
  • Register House Plans, 1589-present- held by the National Records of Scotland
  • Drawings Collection, 1600-present- held by Historic Environment Scotland
  • Slezer’s Scotland, 1690s- held by the National Library of Scotland

 

Photographs

  • Tay and Forth Bridges, 1879-1887- held by the National Library of Scotland
  • Southside of Edinburgh, 1929- held by the National Library of Scotland
  • Photographic Collection, 1850-present- held by Historic Environment Scotland

 

Archaeological Records

 

Reports, Publications and Burgh Records

 

Tax Records

 

Ordnance Survey Name Books