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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
To find and download historic research publications – Search Canmore
Our annual magazine showcasing technical conservation within Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and our partners.
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.
Our properties have starred in many famous films and TV series’. Find out more with our map
A short guide on what can be explored at Iona Abbey, one of Scotland's most sacred sites.
In this book, little explorers are introduced to Scotland’s history through its most famous castles.
Discover the secrets of the Stone Age and travel back in time to see what life was like for the villagers of Skara Brae on Orkney.
Make your own Mary Queen of Scots statue
Explore regions around Scotland, and you’ll encounter castles, palaces, priories and abbeys that tell important stories of Mary’s life.
A short leaflet to allow visitors to 'follow in the footsteps' of Mary Queen of Scots by visiting a number of closely related properties throughout Scotland.
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.
A Visitor's Guide
In this extensively illustrated guide, Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones introduces more than 60 monuments.
A short visitor leaflet on the Orkney Islands, outlining the main sights including breathtaking landscapes and World Heritage Sites.