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
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.
An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow
Appealing to a wide audience this is a prestigious publication which celebrates some of Glasgow's most recognisable buildings.
A teacher-led trail exploring maths around Edinburgh Castle
This trail is a cross-curricular activity covering the Numeracy and Mathematics and Social Studies areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.
"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.
Illustrated Activity Booklet & Teachers Notes
A partnership project between Historic Environment Scotland & National Records of Scotland, this booklet for young learners commemorates the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.
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 Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
Updating the Scholarship
A research report that considers recent scholarship on the Stone of Destiny and attempts to identify and address gaps in our understanding of the significance.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) handbook offers practical guidance and information to those involved in the process.
Available in English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish
This map leaflet provides information on exploring Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.