Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day.
Scotland's First World War is one of the first books to focus on Scotland’s built heritage of war as a whole – from coast and air defences to hospitals and prisoner of war camps.
Historian Fiona Watson looks back across thousands of years into the lives of the people of Scotland. She captures the critical moments and memorable personalities known throughout the world
Scotland’s Landscapes tells the enduring story of this interaction between man and his environment with stunning new imagery from the National Collection of Aerial Photography.
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.
Designations Report 2021
A report about the architectural and historical development of purpose-built, public libraries in Scotland.
Scotland’s Sporting Buildings brings the special interest of these sites and structures to life for the first time in a fascinating and accessible guide.
Introductory Designations Report 2018
This report is to inform the designations review of over 300 buildings in Scotland which are thatched or are recorded as having had been thatched. 236 of these buildings are currently listed (2018).
Links of Noltland, Westray: Interim Report on Neolithic and Bronze Age Excavations 2007–09
Shifting Sands documents some of the most remarkable discoveries including the Westray Wife, a Neolithic stone figurine, now recognised as the earliest depiction of the human form known from Scotland.
A Measured Survey of a 19th Century Farmstead
Report on the measured survey of Skaill Farm in 2017-18
The Last and Outmost Isle
This book St Kilda back from the ‘end of the world’ to tell a compelling story of triumph over geographical adversity.
Available in English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian and Spanish
Information on the St Kilda World Heritage Site, a group of remote islands noted for the natural and cultural value.