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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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"EFFESUS Partner Historic Scotland - General Information" is a document detailing our involvement in EFFESUS, a European research project on energy efficiency in historic districts.
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
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.
Planning guidance for the Antonine Wall, part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.
A stimulating and informative publication, celebrating Glasgow’s post-Second World War built heritage.
Inventory of Historic Battlefields research and study report
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.
Results of a two year project involving the development of Historic Landuse Assessment for areas in Scotland.