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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Edinburgh Castle Research
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
An overview of the roofing materials and techniques found in Scotland.
A report on restoration schemes in Edinburgh's New Town.
New research into tournaments held in Edinburgh
New research into Mary Queen of Scots belonging’s in Edinburgh Castle and their significance
Pilot Project Review
This publication describes a 5-year pilot project set up to support and encourage owners of traditional buildings to undertake proactive repair and preventive maintenance.
All known occasions when Edinburgh Castle was besieged and attempts were made, successful or not, to take possession of her by stealth or force.
A document covering volunteering in Scotland’s historic environment: its scale, range and positive impact.