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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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Created 2016 in English and Scots
Look in these places to answer questions about the fort
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.
Spotlight on Architects series
A series of short essays on the diverse and fascinating work of a selection of Scotland’s talented local architects and architects’ departments.
A Gazetteer of hydroelectric schemes in Scotland from 1890-1975.
Find animals, people and symbols as you explore around the cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral is full of symbols. Spot stained glass, carvings and tombs as you explore
A stimulating and informative publication, celebrating Glasgow’s post-Second World War built heritage.
Great Crowns of Stone draws on studies stretching back to the early 16th century. A landmark book, it presents the most radical & complete account of these evocative ancient monuments ever published.
And its place among the borders mill towns
This booklet introduces the mills of the Scottish Borders and shows their influence on the distinctive character of Hawick.
Explore our castle with this fun, fact-finding mission
Explore our castle with this fun, fact-finding mission and uncover clues in the most unexpected places
Information for people interested in holding their special day at Huntingtower Castle.