Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
The Go Auld Reekie handling box contains replica and original objects that tell us about life in Edinburgh before, and during, the 18th century.
The Go Roman Handling Box contains replica Roman objects for use in the classroom.
A series of case studies that demonstrate how our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society.
Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future
Our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society. Find out how in this Statement.
This guide looks into the thermal retrofit of traditional buildings to improve their energy performance, through a range of fabric improvements measures to different elements of a structure.
Available in English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish
Information on the extraordinary monuments that make up the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
A detailed examination of past land-use in Scotland and of the building-blocks that together make up our present-day landscapes.
This statement set out what Intangible Cultural Heritage means, how it relates to the historic environment, and how HES will work with it over the coming years
A publication for teachers investigating abbeys and priories in Scotland.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Arbroath Abbey.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Blackness Castle.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Bothwell Castle.