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A publication on the design of shops in Scotland, including a gazetteer of retail buildings.
A consideration of current provision, challenges and opportunities
Our report into Scotland's traditional building materials details the status of commonly used traditional building materials in Scotland.
This preliminary report from Historic Environment Scotland summarises the data on listed and unlisted drill hall structures in Scotland.
This preliminary report from Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service summarises the data on listed and unlisted court buildings in Scotland.
A report on the geological properties of slate and its usability for roofing.
A Measured Survey of a 19th Century Farmstead
Report on the measured survey of Skaill Farm in 2017-18
This Research Report covers the use of plants on masonry to preserve traditional buildings.
Results and Recommendations
Results and recommendations from our studies to see how stakeholders and the wider population view our work.
This document outlines the findings of research into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Local Development Plans in Scotland.
A study commissioned by Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architecural Heritage fund to review the Building Preservation Trusts in Scotland.
A research report bringing together findings of several years of building investigation and research on Sunnybrae Cottage.
A research strategy building upon research and taking into account ongoing projects and commitments.