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Old Scotland

8 March 2010

You can now browse a selection of some of RCAHMS finest archive photographs in a series of online galleries.

The historical images showcased here date from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century and are drawn from the work of both renowned photographers like Erskine Beveridge, Francis M Chrystal and Henry Bedford Lemere, as well as private albums.

For over one hundred years, RCAHMS has been collecting, taking and interpreting photographs that record the architectural, industrial and archaeological heritage of the nation.  From images of cityscapes to individual buildings, and ancient remains to aerial photography, they are essential tools for building a picture of who we are, where we came from, and where we may be going. RCAHMS is one of Scotland’s National Collections, and holds several million photographs of our built environment – the earliest dating from the 1850s – in a continually growing archive which also includes maps, drawings and manuscripts.

These fascinating historical photographs represent just one small facet of the work that RCAHMS carries out, but they remain key components of an archive that offers a unique insight into the special nature of Scotland's places.

All images of ‘Old Scotland’ are available to browse and buy online

Select Framed Prints are also now available