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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.




Guide to Searching by Map

The website allows users to zoom into an area of the World before choosing to see the Images or Finding Aids for the area depicted in their viewport.


Online images are clustered at different zoom levels and separate out into individual points as you zoom-in.

Clicking on a point shows a thumbnail of the image, which can be enlarged and zoomed.

Clicking on 'See finding aids in this area' returns a list of index plots, which allow you to find not-yet-digitised photographs of your area of interest.




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