Book in advance to visit Scotland’s historic places. Before you travel, please check the latest Scottish Government guidance.
Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
To find and download historic research publications – Search Canmore
Our annual magazine showcasing technical conservation within Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and our partners.
Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle
This is the detailed history of a great castle – a reflection of its colourful and complex story, through its buildings and the lives of its occupants.
Our properties have starred in many famous films and TV series’. Find out more with our map
A short guide on what can be explored at Iona Abbey, one of Scotland's most sacred sites.
Make your own Mary Queen of Scots statue
Explore regions around Scotland, and you’ll encounter castles, palaces, priories and abbeys that tell important stories of Mary’s life.
A short leaflet to allow visitors to 'follow in the footsteps' of Mary Queen of Scots by visiting a number of closely related properties throughout Scotland.
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.
This policy and guidance aligns with a range of corporate policies, including our Health and Safety Policy, our Asset Management Plan, HR Policies and our Compliance Framework
A Visitor's Guide
In this extensively illustrated guide, Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones introduces more than 60 monuments.
A short visitor leaflet on the Orkney Islands, outlining the main sights including breathtaking landscapes and World Heritage Sites.
A short visitor leaflet outlining an itinerary of sites related to the hit TV series, Outlander.