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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 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.
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.
Introduction for children on medieval life and cooking in a castle.
Information for children on castle life and feasting in the Great Hall.
Information for children on working in a castle.
A resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
A Gaelic language resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.