Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Find out more about our designation priorities and plans in our Designations 2020 Onwards document.
This report considers the setting of the Calanais Standing Stones and offers advice and guidance on considering the assessment of impacts from associated development proposals.
This booklet focuses on Gretna, and is part of a series celebrating Scotland’s unique places.
Scotland's Theatre Architecture
A thematic study of Scotland’s historic theatre buildings. In 2008-09, Historic Environment Scotland worked with The Theatres Trust to review the historical significance Scotland’s theatres.
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.
Guidance to help local authorities refresh their approach to local landscape designations, jointly developed by HES and NatureScot.
Provides an objective description of the setting of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site and to recommend approaches for managing change in the setting of the Site.
Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings
A scoping study on indoor air quality and efficiency in traditional buildings.
This guide is aimed at those interested in looking for and recording Prehistoric Rock Art in Scotland
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.
Kirkton of Coull, Aberdeenshire
A case study describing thermal improvements to the fabric of an 1800s granite farmhouse in Aberdeenshire.
Historic Literature Review of Traditional Lime Mortars
This Technical Paper is a review of historic literature relating to lime mortars, focusing on historic texts from 160BC - 1955