More of our sites are now available to pre-book in advance of their opening later this month. We are working hard to open other sites in the coming weeks
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
A detailed examination of past land-use in Scotland and of the building-blocks that together make up our present-day landscapes.
This statement set out what Intangible Cultural Heritage means, how it relates to the historic environment, and how HES will work with it over the coming years
A publication for teachers investigating abbeys and priories in Scotland.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Arbroath Abbey.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Blackness Castle.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Bothwell Castle.
Introduction for children on medieval life and cooking in a castle.
Information for children on castle life and feasting in the Great Hall.
Information for children on working in a castle.
A resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
A Gaelic language resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Claypotts Castle.