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Treasured Places

Over the last 100 years, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has been recording Scotland's treasured places. Since 1908, RCAHMS has compiled an internationally important public archive of images and information on Scotland's built heritage past and present. To celebrate our centenary, RCAHMS invited the public to explore this fascinating archive through a number of exciting initiatives.

Treasured Places: 100 Years of RCAHMS Exhibition.

Treasured Place 100years of RCAHMS

Treasured Places: 100 Years of RCAHMS touring exhibition celebrates the richness and variety of Scotland's built heritage as seen through the work of RCAHMS over the last 100 years, showing at venues throughout Scotland from 2009 to 2011, tour diary information at http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/.

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The Vote

Over 20,000 votes were cast to find the nation's favourite archive image of a treasured place. Find out about our online vote...


A creative workshop series encouraging community groups and schools to be inspired by their historical and cultural heritage. View workshop details...

In Focus

A series of articles focussing on some of the 100 sites which participated in our online vote. Read the latest article ...


Explore the treasures of our extensive archive collection through a series of major centenary exhibitions. More exhibition news...