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A short leaflet detailing what there is to see and do at Stirling Castle, a majestic place where history is brought to life.
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
The Honours of Scotland tells the turbulent story of the Honours – Scotland's crown jewels – and the equally dramatic tale of the Stone of Destiny.
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
Including Guides to St Vigeans Museum and Meigle Museum
This extensively illustrated book explores all the available information on the Picts in an appealing, accessible and authoritative way.
This comprehensive guide – illustrated with a wealth of photographs, maps and drawings – takes readers on a tour of both place and time.
New research into tournaments held in Edinburgh
New research into Mary Queen of Scots belonging’s in Edinburgh Castle and their significance
Discover Leith's hidden treasures
For centuries Trinity House has been a focus for the seafaring community in the busy and important port of Leith.
All known occasions when Edinburgh Castle was besieged and attempts were made, successful or not, to take possession of her by stealth or force.
A short leaflet detailing what to see and do at Urquhart Castle, the jewel of Loch Ness.
This book showcases images from the National Collection in a remarkable illustration of this landmark era.