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We're changing

We have created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

Image collection

Image Library
Our collection of images covers everything from stunning Scottish landscapes to beautiful architectural details. Whether you’re after a dramatic shot of a castle by moonlight or panoramic views across the Edinburgh skyline, Historic Scotland Images has them all.

What we offer

We offer a fast, professional service. Experienced staff provide specialised picture research and deliver high quality digital images across the world.  No search fee is charged.

Our team of photographers ensure the collection is continually expanding and adapting to suit all aspects of creativity.

To purchase images please email us.

The Image Library opening hours

We welcome visitors by appointment. Our opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm on Friday. Please contact us to arrange.

Crown copyright

Historic Scotland Images is operated under delegated authority from the Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland. All images obtained from Historic Scotland Images remain Crown Copyright. All reproduced images from Historic Scotland Images must bear the acknowledgement:

© Crown Copyright reproduced courtesy of Historic Scotland.

This applies to all images in any format.

BAPLA Members

Historic Scotland Images is an accredited member of BAPLA, the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies.

Contact us

Image Library
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8647/8785

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