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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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Spotlight on Architects series
A series of short essays on the diverse and fascinating work of a selection of Scotland’s talented local architects and architects’ departments.
Where Mary Queen of Scots Went and What She Did There
This fast-paced, accessible and extensively illustrated book traces Mary’s life through specific episodes at specific places on specific dates.
A Visitor's Guide
In this extensively illustrated guide, Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones introduces more than 60 monuments.
A short guide to the distinctive sculptures of Glenrothes, Fife.
This booklet focuses on Gretna, and is part of a series celebrating Scotland’s unique places.
The built heritage of Scotland's hydroelectric power
This book traces the industry through the groundbreaking technical achievements of Scottish engineers and the important contribution of a number of distinguished pre- and post-war Scottish architects.
An introduction to Scotland's historic pubs.
An introductory booklet to Scotland's historic pubs.
Do you want to find out more about the history of your house or another building?
In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day.
This report from Historic Environment Scotland summarises the outcomes of our project on Scotland’s drill halls.
Scotland's First World War is one of the first books to focus on Scotland’s built heritage of war as a whole – from coast and air defences to hospitals and prisoner of war camps.
Scotland’s Landscapes tells the enduring story of this interaction between man and his environment with stunning new imagery from the National Collection of Aerial Photography.