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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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Discover one of the finest houses built in Scotland with this short leaflet.
Exploring the people and the ideas behind a unique building, Dumfries House is the story of the survival of a treasured 18th century family residence, ‘a great undertaking, more bold than wise’.
Survey and Excavation of Coastal Archaeology in Shetland 1995-2008
Survey and Excavation of Coastal Archaeology in Shetland 1995-2008. Ebbing Shores brings together the findings of an extensive programme of coastal survey and excavation in Shetland.
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
Available in various languages
Read this official souvenir guide to learn about the important events and characters from this tourist attraction’s past.
Experience the Defender of the Nation's 3,000 year history with this short visitor leaflet.
Information for people interested in holding their special day at Scotland's most famous landmark.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
Elgin Cathedral was the principal church of the bishops of Moray diocese, and, as an expression of the bishop’s authority, was one of Scotland’s most ambitious medieval buildings.
September 2019 to March 2020
Lots of events for all the family to enjoy!
A short leaflet detailing the 77 staffed sites available to visit across Scotland.