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Get in touch


Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 6872

By Post: Historic Environment Scotland, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

Visit us

Address: Historic Environment Scotland, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

Bernard Terrace is located off South Clerk Street in Edinburgh and is well served by a number of buses. Car parking is available for visitors to the rear of the building.

The office is open Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

The Search Room is open:

  • Monday – Closed except for pre-booked group visits
  • Tuesday - 9:30am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday - 9:30am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday - 9:30am to 4.30pm
  • Friday - 9:30am to 4.30pm

The Search Room is closed on these days: 

  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Christmas and New Year

Please visit our Search Room page for the Search Room and Library opening hours, more information and details of how to book your appointment.


Organisational Details and Registrations

Canmore is a service provided by Historic Environment Scotland. Historic Environment Scotland is a Non Departmental Public Body established by the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 and is a charity registered in Scotland No. SC045925. Charity registered address: Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh.

HES Archives - Sales & Enquiries, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX T: 0131 651 6872 E:

Group VAT No: GB221868015

HES carries out sales & enquiries for Canmore, Scran, NCAP, ScotlandsPlaces and Britain from Above.

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