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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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This assessment to establish the extent and character of metal detecting in Scotland was conducted by GUARD Archaeology Limited, having been commissioned by HES and the Treasure Trove Unit (TTU).
The full report on excavations at the stone ring and alignments at Calanais in the Western Isles. The digs took place between 1980 and 1986 in advance of repairs to the ground, much worn by visitors.
Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) handbook offers practical guidance and information to those involved in the process.
The purpose of this report is to provide an update on progress one year on, in relation to the properties in care, with a particular focus on conservation.
Collated results of an online survey complimented with anecdotal evidence.
Results and Recommendations
Results and recommendations from our studies to see how stakeholders and the wider population view our work.
This document outlines the findings of research into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Local Development Plans in Scotland.
A study commissioned by Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architecural Heritage fund to review the Building Preservation Trusts in Scotland.
Green Deal financial modelling of a traditional cottage and tenement flat
This technical paper presents the findings of financial modelling exercises taken on a detached cottage and an urban tenement flat.
This report identifies projects about or connected to heritage in Scotland that have received funding from the European Union between 2007 and 2016.
A document covering volunteering in Scotland’s historic environment: its scale, range and positive impact.