Welcome to NCAP

The National Collection of Aerial Photography is one of the largest collections of aerial imagery in the world, containing tens of millions of images featuring historic events and places around the world.

D-Day - JUNO Beach
D-Day - GOLD Beach
Scottish Beach Survey Highlights - Moray Firth
Aerofilms book - a history of Britain from Above
Cold War Scotland

Subscription Packages

View all zoomable images online for £20.00 per year

View all zoomable images and finding aids online from £40.00 per year

Free Sign Up

  • Save favourites and create galleries
  • Submit galleries to be published
  • Add keyword tags to images
  • Sign up for newsletter updates

Image Sales & Consultancy

Buy a digital image from just £8.25

Commission a Paid Image Search

The analysis of aerial photography supplied by NCAP is an essential process in locating Explosive Ordnance. It enables specialists to excavate, make safe, and dispose of unexploded bombs.

NCAP works with partners throughout the world, including documentary makers and computer software companies, who feature our imagery in their products.

Available aerial photography of Scotland spans 80 years, making it a useful tool in litigation. Between the 1930's and today, many locations in Scotland are covered at least six times, potentially demonstrating boundary conditions on precise dates.

Land use change at East Kilbride

Our extensive range of historical aerial photographs can aid in analysis of past land use which could have an environmental impact on the site today and in the future.

Enquiries & Support

Find out how to use our new website and see our quick guide to the changes.