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Following the advice of UK and Scottish Governments, NCAP has now returned to limited operations in our offices.

We are now able to process orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery, to revised delivery timescales.

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.





Following the advice of UK and Scottish governments, the NCAP office is closed until further notice. Some of our on-site services are affected during this period, as they rely on staff having access to our building and collections.


Unaffected Services

  • Our website, including imagery and finding aids
  • Online sales of images and subscriptions
  • Online enquiries for research advice
  • Orders for Research Copies (for imagery of Western Europe)
  • Orders for Paid Image Searches (for imagery of Western Europe)


Suspended Services

  • On-demand digitisation
  • Search room
  • Telephone and postal enquiries
We fulfilled as many orders as we could before our building closed to staff. We paused some outstanding requests and notified those customers. All new orders will be placed on hold until further notice. 
Enforced home-working has enabled us to increase our cataloguing efforts. During April, our team catalogued over 36,000 aerial images. We are now working to make these available on our website.
11 May 2020