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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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This assessment to establish the extent and character of metal detecting in Scotland was conducted by GUARD Archaeology Limited, having been commissioned by HES and the Treasure Trove Unit (TTU).
An Inventory for the Nation follows the Royal Commission over the course of a century, tracing the impact of everything from the motor car and two World Wars, to digital technology and the internet.
An analysis of the results from our 2017 survey on the Inventory of Historic Battlefields in connection with a wider review of policies under the "What's Your Heritage?" banner.
Information on ancient farming practices in Scotland. This leaflet provides information on characteristics and the nature of ancient farming in Scotland, along with its associated monuments.
Our Annual Operating Plan sets out deliverables for Historic Environment Scotland in 2017-18.
Our Annual Operating Plan sets out deliverables for Historic Environment Scotland in 2018-19.
Heritage For All
The vision in our Corporate Plan sets out the path from 2019 onwards. This is our detailed plan for 2019-20.
Our Annual Operating Plan sets out deliverables for Historic Environment Scotland in 2021-22
Our Annual Operating Plan 2022-23 (AOP) outlines the activities we will undertake to make further progress in delivering our Corporate Plan. It will support the achievement of its five Outcomes, building on the progress made in the last three years.
A report on our performance and finances for the financial year to 31 March 2022.
Discover our work to research, survey, document and share the story of Scotland’s historic environment.
HES Statements of Significance outline the history and development of Scotland's Properties in Care. This document highlights the key features that makes the Antonine Wall special.