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We will be making some essential changes to our website hosting which will affect our websites from Friday 6 – Monday 9 December. During this time, this website will not be available.

We thank you for your patience while we work to improve the stability of our websites. For further updates, check our Twitter @HistEnvScot.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Borders


RCAHMS has been working with the National Library of Scotland and the ‘Scotsman’ newspaper to tell the stories of the nation’s cities.

From intricate seventeenth century sketches and eighteenth century town plans, to pioneering Victorian photography and modern aerial survey imagery, the material from the RCAHMS National Collection is being used to produce visual timelines of the history of Scotland’s major cities and towns.

You can browse and buy all the imagery featured in the supplements – plus a lot more – in our series of galleries and through our online, searchable database of architecture and archaeology, Canmore.