Welcome to Scran


Scran essential maintenance is progressing well, restoring functionality to our services as part of a phased plan. At present however, it is not possible to buy books from the Scran shop.

Free Scran subscriptions can be arranged by our HES Archives Public Services team. Most schools, libraries, colleges and universities in Scotland have full access. If you have any queries or login issues please email archives@hes.scot.

Scran hosts over 400,000 amazing, fully-captioned images, sounds and film from over 300 museums, galleries, and archives including the V&A, National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Museums and The Scotsman to name a few.