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Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
HES Statements of Significance outline the history and development of Scotland's Properties in Care. This document highlights the key features that makes Edinburgh Castle special.
Updating the Scholarship
A research report that considers recent scholarship on the Stone of Destiny and attempts to identify and address gaps in our understanding of the significance.
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
New research into tournaments held in Edinburgh
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
All known occasions when Edinburgh Castle was besieged and attempts were made, successful or not, to take possession of her by stealth or force.
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.
The Honours of Scotland tells the turbulent story of the Honours – Scotland's crown jewels – and the equally dramatic tale of the Stone of Destiny.
Winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger
In Bloody Scotland twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of the country’s built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive.