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.
Results of a two year project involving the development of Historic Landuse Assessment for areas in Scotland.
A report on the response of sandstone and granite to laser exposure.
Reports on the research into the viability of reinstating a supply of indigenous Scottish slate.
A technical paper commissioned in collaboration with AOC Archaeology providing information on a collection of painted ceilings from 16th and 17th century properties.
The purpose of this report is to provide an update on progress one year on, in relation to the properties in care, with a particular focus on conservation.
Research report from the international project ‘Producing/Consuming Romantic Scotland’.
Collated results of an online survey complimented with anecdotal evidence.
Research Report 2015
This report is intended as a preliminary aid to the review of the listed Scottish Prison Service estate and it provides an overview of Scottish prisons as a building type.
A publication on the design of shops in Scotland, including a gazetteer of retail buildings.
A consideration of current provision, challenges and opportunities
Our report into Scotland's traditional building materials details the status of commonly used traditional building materials in Scotland.