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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.




Scottish Beach Survey Highlights - South-West

In 2003, Edinburgh Air Centre Ltd was commissioned by the Scottish Executive to undertake a survey of beaches on parts of the east and west coasts of Scotland. This was undertaken between 19 July 2003 and 7 September 2003. The survey was undertaken to provide a qualitative view of bathing water usage. Images were taken at weekends and in good weather to coincide with periods of higher beach activity. The survey sought to identify numbers of users as well as locations not currently designated as bathing waters for the purposes of the EU Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC).