National Collection Seeks Public Input to its Online Heritage Database

A national online database that holds information on and images of more than 280,000 of Scotland’s buildings and built archaeology opens its files today (Tuesday, August 11) so that members of the public can add their own knowledge directly to its archives.

RCAHMS is the national collection of images and items about Scotland’s built heritage. The Edinburgh-based organisation maintains a searchable website allowing interested people quick access to archive materials about the built heritage throughout Scotland, ranging from ancient archaeological sites to the latest architectural ventures.

From today, its main web-based archive – Canmore – will become interactive for the first time. Members of the public can add detail to any of Canmore’s 280,000 places of interest and upload copies of their own site photos to share with other users. The innovative project has received Heritage Lottery funding to develop the system.

Contact: Barbara Fraser
Phone: 1315560770
Email: barbara.fraser@pagodapr.com
Website: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk