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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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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.
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
An introduction to the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
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
A trail exploring some of the common and exotic trees around Dryburgh Abbey
View a run-down of the work we do at Threave Castle to ensure we undertake sustainable practice where possible.
Explore the castle with this fun, fact-finding mission
View a run-down of the work we do at Tolquhon Castle to ensure we undertake sustainable practice where possible.
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.