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HES and City of Edinburgh Council have worked together to produce this short publication in response to the growing interest in buildings of this dynamic period of architecture and town planning.
Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) handbook offers practical guidance and information to those involved in the process.
A stimulating and informative publication, celebrating Glasgow’s post-Second World War built heritage.
A document setting out how we research the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
A detailed examination of past land-use in Scotland and of the building-blocks that together make up our present-day landscapes.
A discussion of the archaeological potential of the town of Mauchline.
A study of the effects of the Braer oil spill on stone structures in Shetland.
A report on the response of sandstone and granite to laser exposure.
A literature review focusing on published research regarding mortar materials.
Reports on the research into the viability of reinstating a supply of indigenous Scottish slate.
A technical paper commissioned in collaboration with AOC Archaeology providing information on a collection of painted ceilings from 16th and 17th century properties.
Volumes 1 & 2
A volume celebrating the legacy of one of Scotland's most successful and internationally renowned industrial firms of the 1800s.