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 report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
September 2019 to March 2020
Lots of events for all the family to enjoy!
A short leaflet detailing the 77 staffed sites available to visit across Scotland.
Available in English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish
This map leaflet provides information on exploring Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.
Our annual magazine showcasing technical conservation within Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and our partners.
A Story of Scotland’s Lighthouses
Donald S Murray explores Scotland's lighthouses through history, storytelling and the voices of the lightkeepers.
Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle
This is the detailed history of a great castle – a reflection of its colourful and complex story, through its buildings and the lives of its occupants.
A series of case studies that demonstrate how our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society.
Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future
Our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society. Find out how in this Statement.
Information on the extraordinary monuments that make up the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
Our properties have starred in many famous films and TV series’. Find out more with our map
A short guide on what can be explored at Iona Abbey, one of Scotland's most sacred sites.