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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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Collecting and Sharing Memories
A guide on how to undertake your own oral history recording.
Researching Scotland's Towns and Cities
Guides to help you research Scotland's buildings and urban spaces using archives, online databases and newspapers.
This INFORM guide provides information on the use of proprietary restoration mortars for repair of stone masonry.
This note provides guidance for anyone considering undertaking archaeological excavation on a scheduled monument when the primary reason is for research purposes.
Step by step guide for applicants to Historic Environment Scotland for radiocarbon dates.
Case Study 2
A case study on the repair and conservation of the Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green.
Guide for Practitioners 1
Building advice and information to support repairs and sensitive conversions of rural buildings in the Lothians.
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.
Short Guide 13
Discover how a broad range of data capture techniques can be applied to the recording, analysis, conservation and visualisation of the historic environment.
Short Guide 11
The key aspects of the exterior of a traditional building and considers how these can be improved or adapted to increase a building’s resilience to extreme weather events caused by climate change.