Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
Our books are telling the stories of Scotland. Our aim is to explore ideas and start conversations about the past, present and future of our nation’s history and heritage.
Edinburgh is a city renowned for critical thinking, cutting edge breakthroughs and unique creativity. At the heart of these enlightened ideals lies the University of Edinburgh.
A unique collaboration between Historic Environment Scotland and the University of Glasgow has resulted in this lavishly illustrated book about the University’s architectural history.
"Code of Good Practice in Research" is a policy document outlining the Code of Good Practice in Research at Historic Environment Scotland. Available for download in PDF format.
Updated 2019 in English and other languages
Visit key locations in the castle and see if you can discover the answers to these questions about the Jacobite Risings
Edinburgh Castle's Role as a Gun House
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
The dolls of Mary Queen of Scots
New research into Mary Queen of Scots belonging’s and their significance
Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) handbook offers practical guidance and information to those involved in the process.
The Go Roman Handling Box contains replica Roman objects for use in the classroom.
A detailed examination of past land-use in Scotland and of the building-blocks that together make up our present-day landscapes.
A publication for teachers investigating abbeys and priories in Scotland.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Arbroath Abbey.