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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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Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
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.
A detailed examination of past land-use in Scotland and of the building-blocks that together make up our present-day landscapes.
A Measured Survey of a 19th Century Farmstead
Report on the measured survey of Skaill Farm in 2017-18
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
New research into tournaments held in Edinburgh
New research into Mary Queen of Scots belonging’s in Edinburgh Castle and their significance
All known occasions when Edinburgh Castle was besieged and attempts were made, successful or not, to take possession of her by stealth or force.