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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: Animals in Design

04/10/2016

The 7th gallery in our Architecture in Detail series brings together images of animals in design from our collections.

Animal motifs have long appeared in stone carvings and are often used as decorative elements in churches and public buildings. The collections also illustrate a number of animal memorials and sculptures as well as quirkier animal design elements. The National Record of the Historic Environment at HES includes a wealth of material illustrating design across Scotland.

The collections can be consulted in our Search Room and through our online resources. This includes Canmore where new images and information are added every day through ongoing surveys of Scotland's built heritage, as well as through an active digitisation programme of negatives, prints and drawings.