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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 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).
Collated results of an online survey complimented with anecdotal evidence.
Designations Report 2021
A report about the architectural and historical development of purpose-built, public libraries in Scotland.
Results and Recommendations
Results and recommendations from our studies to see how stakeholders and the wider population view our work.
This document outlines the findings of research into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Local Development Plans in Scotland.
A study commissioned by Historic Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architecural Heritage fund to review the Building Preservation Trusts in Scotland.
This report identifies projects about or connected to heritage in Scotland that have received funding from the European Union between 2007 and 2016.
A document covering volunteering in Scotland’s historic environment: its scale, range and positive impact.