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August 12 2009

Built environment in the frame
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has unveiled an online database with information and images of more than 280,000 buildings.

Members of the public are invited to provide their own input by adding commentary to the historic snaps, adding a personal bent to the nations built heritage.

Dubbed Canmore the web based archive will also allow the public to upload their own choice building pics, to share with other archive perusers.

RCAHMS project manager, Siobhan McConnachie said: “The RCAHMS online database gives access to a lot of information about Scotland’s built heritage and it is completely accessible to the public. The collection ranges from drawings and photographs of prehistoric sites such as Skara Brae, to iconic modern structures such as the Falkirk Wheel as well as a huge range of material on our everyday buildings from villages to cities across the whole of Scotland.”

The archive can be accessed at http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/share-your-knowledge-with-the-national-collection.html.

Images top: Dundee; bottom: Clyde

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