Due to some routine maintenance there will be some scheduled downtime on this site on the 19th and 20th August. We will aim to keep this to a minimum but there is likely to intermittent disruption on these days. Thank you for your patience.


Welcome to Scran

Scran is a charity & online learning resource base with over 490,000 images & media from museums, galleries, and archives. Search the whole resource base for free and buy downloadable images at publishing quality. A subscription is required for full online text, large images and tools. Browse via Random Records below or the grey Picture Margins.

Existing Subscribers

Scottish Schools: Many Local Authority schools and teachers have full, free access. Click Free teacher home access for an account.

FE & HE: Access via the UK Federation. Ask at your Institution library.

Libraries: Ask your library about free access or click here.