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Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle
This is the detailed history of a great castle – a reflection of its colourful and complex story, through its buildings and the lives of its occupants.
Spotlight on Architects series
A series of short essays on the diverse and fascinating work of a selection of Scotland’s talented local architects and architects’ departments.
A Gazetteer of hydroelectric schemes in Scotland from 1890-1975.
A stimulating and informative publication, celebrating Glasgow’s post-Second World War built heritage.
Great Crowns of Stone draws on studies stretching back to the early 16th century. A landmark book, it presents the most radical & complete account of these evocative ancient monuments ever published.
Where Mary Queen of Scots Went and What She Did There
This fast-paced, accessible and extensively illustrated book traces Mary’s life through specific episodes at specific places on specific dates.
Archaeological Investigations at Holyroodhouse 1996-2009
It is almost 900 years since David I founded the great medieval monastery of Holyrood. Since then, the site has been home to powerful abbots and great monarchs.
A Visitor's Guide
In this extensively illustrated guide, Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones introduces more than 60 monuments.
A short guide to the distinctive sculptures of Glenrothes, Fife.
This booklet focuses on Gretna, and is part of a series celebrating Scotland’s unique places.
The built heritage of Scotland's hydroelectric power
This book traces the industry through the groundbreaking technical achievements of Scottish engineers and the important contribution of a number of distinguished pre- and post-war Scottish architects.