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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).
Use and adaptation of listed buildings
This case study illustrated how the use of a planning brief helped to secure the future of a former school building.
This Case Study gives an account of the conservation of the mural paintings by Phoebe Anna Traquair in the former Catholic Apostolic Church in Mansfield Place, Edinburgh.
The case study explores the life, work and influence of the Scottish-born designer Daniel Cottier and his contemporary William Leiper.
This case study illustrates how a 200-year-old school building in Forfar town centre was transformed to provide much-needed affordable homes.
This case study illustrated how a distinctive old school building has been brought back to life as part of a new private residential development.
Stories of Urban Scotland
Celebrating urban heritage through the fantastic community-led projects produced as part of our five year project, Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP).
Five Edinburgh Tenement Flats – Wall and Window Upgrades
A look at a number of upgrade works carried out to five Edinburgh flats.
Rothesay, Installation of insulation and secondary glazing
Information on thermal performance improvements at two residential properties in Rothesay.
Newtongrange, Installation of roof and coom insulation and secondary glazing
Information on thermal upgrades to traditionally built properties in Scotland.
Kincardine Castle, Installation of biomass system
This case study describes the installation and running of a biomass system at Kincardine Castle.
Kirkcudbright - Conservation works to an 18th century townhouse
A case study describing upgrade and refurbishment works on a B-listed 1700s townhouse.