Search Canmore


Canmore is the window into the RCAHMS database. It brings together the results of the survey and collections material into one place and combines location information, site details and images on more than 300,000 archaeological, architectural, maritime and industrial sites throughout Scotland.

Canmore offers you the ability to:

  • Conduct searches and advanced searches to find information on specific sites
  • Identify where types of site are located
  • Search for digital images on sites or locations throughout Scotland
  • Collect direct references to specific sites from a wide range of textbooks and journals
  • Know which of these we hold in our Search Room
  • NEW - You can now share your own information and images with the national collection

A programme of development to Canmore is ongoing and RCAHMS will continue to bring foward a series of new developments to enhance its usability.