Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
This INFORM guide provides an overview of the types of biological growths that are commonly found on Scottish building and historic structures, and gives advice on their monitoring and management.
This INFORM guide document examines measures that can be taken to minimise the threat birds pose to our built heritage environment and the ways in which they can be controlled.
This INFORM guide first gives a description of the structure of a flat roof. The signs of common problems are then listed before looking at ways to repair roofs and eradicate such problems.
Many building owners are choosing to re-instate boundary ironwork which has fallen into disrepair or was perhaps removed for the war effort. This INFORM guide provides relevant advice.
This technical, advice & guidance INFORM guide, "Bronze", is an introduction to bronze, with guidance on its problems and planning appropriate maintenance work. Read the document today.
This guide aims to encourage use of stone sourced from Scotland’s working quarries and to provide a better understanding of those mineralogical properties that give each stone its distinctive quality.
This report considers the setting of the Calanais Standing Stones and offers advice and guidance on considering the assessment of impacts from development proposals.
This INFORM guide provides guidance on ceramic floor tiles, defects which can occur, and cleaning and maintenance techniques.
An INFORM guide on how clay mortars are used in traditional buildings for masonry wall construction and surface finishing.
An INFORM guide to the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry.
The key aspects of the exterior of a traditional building and considers how these can be improved or adapted to increase a building’s resilience to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
A conference addressing the effects of coastal erosion on sites and monuments in Scotland.