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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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A guide to the principles underlying the use of lime mortars in re-pointing and masonry consolidation.
Information on plaster found in Scottish traditional buildings.
An illustrated guide to Scottish thatching traditions.
A case study of the blackhouse at 42 Arnol, Lewis.
A guide to the recognition and conservation of earth technology in Scottish buildings.
Advice on improving access for visitors to historic buildings and monuments.
Comprehensive analysis of over 70 international statements of conservation principles.
Advice on testing, specification and execution of stonecleaning on granite buildings.
Guidance on the effects, removal and control of biological growths on sandstone structures.
A guide to Scottish geology and stone working methods.
A guide to applying archaeological techniques to thatch and thatching in Scotland.
An account of the benefits of lime finishes on traditional buildings.