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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.


Architecture in detail: stairs


Stairs: "a set of steps built between two floors inside a building".

This is the first in a series of galleries showcasing architectural details, in this case highlighting images of stairs, staircases, steps and escalators from the collections of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.

The HES collections include a wealth of material illustrating and recording interiors and exteriors of all types of buildings across Scotland. They include historic prints and drawings as well as survey photographs from the past hundred years which create a fascinating architectural record.

The collections can be consulted in our Search Room and through a range of online resources. New images and information are added to Canmore every day through brand new surveys of Scotland's built heritage, as well as through an active digitisation programme of our unique negatives, prints and drawings.