Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles are now open, please book your tickets online in advance. We are working hard to open other sites in the coming weeks
Find out about our research into the historic environment, from digital documentation and 3D modelling to desk-based archival study.
Digital documentation work is at the heart of many of our key activities.
Find out how we use aerial photography and high-tech equipment to record and research Scotland’s historic environment.
Various teams across Historic Environment Scotland carry out research into marine and coastal areas.
Our scientific research allows us to use and share the very latest conservation and maintenance knowledge and techniques.
Research into climate change and the historic environment is one of our duties as a public body.
Our cultural and natural heritage research seeks to investigate and understand our properties in care.
Find out how our architectural research helps us to understand our buildings and their place in the historic environment.
Find out about how Historic Environment Scotland funds and carries out archaeological research.
Our industrial research uncovers, interprets and explains past and present industry in Scotland.
Find out how we curate, publish and care for our huge range of data relating to the historic environment.
Our statistical and analytical research informs decision-making and helps us to evaluate the value of Scotland’s historic environment.
We work with communities and individuals throughout Scotland to investigate prehistoric rock art.