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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.

 

Food and Drink in Scotland

25/09/2015

Scotland is fortunate to have a world-class natural larder, and food and drink has for centuries been a core part of Scottish cultural identity and heritage from haggis, oatcakes and Tunnock’s teacakes to whisky and beer. Our National Collection includes a wealth of material illustrating and recording this heritage both past and present, and this gallery highlights images from the collections of distilleries and breweries, farming and fishing, factories, shops, cafes and restaurants, kitchens, bakeries and food markets from the whole of Scotland, many of them now lost. The collection includes historic photographs, architectural plans, engravings and sketches, modern survey photographs and drawings, as well as modern and historical aerial photographs.

This gallery has been created to commemorate Scotland's Year of Food and Drink 2015. This is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by Event Scotland, Visit Scotland and Scotland Food & Drink. The aim of Year of Food and Drink 2015 is to highlight, celebrate and develop Scotland's reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

All the collections can be consulted in our Search Room and online resources. We also maintain an active digitisation programme, with new images being added to the Canmore database every day.