Many historic places are still open for visitors, outwith Level 4 COVID protection areas. Book in advance and check if Scottish Government travel restrictions apply before travelling.
Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Working in a Graveyard
Information on the legal implications of work on a historic graveyard.
Information on best practice in maintaining a historic graveyard from planning through to implementation.
Looking After Gravestones
This leaflet describes best practice in looking after gravestones.
Health and Safety Guidance for Visitors and Owners
Guidance on health and safety issues for visitors to graveyards and owners of memorials.
Health and Safety for Works Teams and Volunteers
This leaflet provides straightforward guidance on how to work safely in historic graveyards.
Emergency measures for historic memorials
A short guide for cemetery managers
Information on our grants for ancient monuments and historic buildings and how they apply.
This leaflet provides guidance on how to look after abandoned structures within graveyards.
An extract from the memorandum of guidance regarding farms and stables.
Scotland's strategy for sustainable management of the historic environment.
This policy paper sets a simple framework for archaeological work.