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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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Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) handbook offers practical guidance and information to those involved in the process.
A detailed examination of past land-use in Scotland and of the building-blocks that together make up our present-day landscapes.
Results of a two year project involving the development of Historic Landuse Assessment for areas in Scotland.
A study of the effects of the Braer oil spill on stone structures in Shetland.
A report on the response of sandstone and granite to laser exposure.
Research Report 2015
This report is intended as a preliminary aid to the review of the listed Scottish Prison Service estate and it provides an overview of Scottish prisons as a building type.
This preliminary report from Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service summarises the data on listed and unlisted court buildings in Scotland.
A Measured Survey of a 19th Century Farmstead
Report on the measured survey of Skaill Farm in 2017-18
This document outlines the findings of research into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Local Development Plans in Scotland.
Thermal Performance of Traditional Windows
Research from testing the thermal performance of traditional sash and case windows.
In-Situ U-Value Measurements in Traditional Buildings - Preliminary Results
Results of in-situ U-valve measurements of various solid stonewalls in five traditional Scottish buildings.
Energy Modelling Analysis of a Traditionally Built Scottish Tenement Flat
A report on four different energy modelling methodologies in relation to a traditional tenement flat.