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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) was established in 2015, and the HES Archive brings together items that were previously held by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). HES has been identifying, surveying and interpreting the built environment in Scotland for over a hundred years. Their archive provides unique insights into Scotland's places, documenting how the national archaeological, industrial and architectural environment has changed over time. They hold more than 5 million items that help form the National Record of the Historic Environment, including photographs, maps, drawings and documents. This material can be viewed in our public search room or accessed online through Canmore, their searchable database. HES also looks after Scotland's National Collection of Aerial Photography, which contains over 26 million images from locations around the world

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Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (18)

  • NRA 17539 Airth Castle plans
  • NRA 40284 HF Clark, landscape architect: corresp and papers
  • NRA 22832 Coldingham Priory drawings
  • NRA 16188 Corstorphine Parish Church plans, Edinburgh link to online catalogue
  • NRA 18265 Culzean Castle: drawings link to online catalogue
  • NRA 21736 Darley Hay Partnership, architects, Ayr link to online catalogue
  • NRA 22689 James Drummond, artist: sketches
  • NRA 22833 Sir Henry Edward Leigh Dryden, 7th Bt, antiquary: church drawings and plans
  • NRA 18759 Fettes College plans and drawings link to online catalogue
  • NRA 22698 Leitch & Sharpe, consulting civil engineers, Glasgow
  • NRA 19264 Ian G Lindsay & Partners, architects, Edinburgh: drawings of St Mary's Abbey, Iona
  • NRA 20373 National Monuments Record of Scotland: misc accessions
  • NRA 22691 Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect: drawings
  • NRA 44784 John Kenneth Sinclair St Joseph, archaeologist: corresp and papers
  • NRA 19334 Stenhouse Mansion, Dumfriesshire: restoration drawings
  • NRA 16187 Stobo Castle (Peeblesshire) plans link to online catalogue
  • NRA 17569 J Warren: Scottish plans
  • NRA 38185 Whytock & Reid, cabinet makers, Edinburgh link to online catalogue


These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.