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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.


Golf courses from the air


As part of our aerial survey of the Scottish landscape, RCAHMS has been recording golf courses from the air in recent years. There are currently over 550 playing golf courses of varying sizes, covering about 1% of Scotland’s land use, from islands to mainland coastal and inland courses.

All golf courses are man-made designed landscapes, though many have taken advantage of the natural topography and geology of Scotland, creating a wide variation in course design across the country. The different styles and landscape settings of each course can best be seen from the air. Some courses seem always to have been there, many built on common ground while others are on land with previous histories as gardens or farmland.

This gallery highlights a small selection of images from recent aerial survey work. Visit Canmore to see what other material we hold for all Scottish golf courses.