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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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The aim of the Landscape Conservation Management Plan to help with our understanding of the landscape and woodlands associated with Doune Castle (cultural, historic and natural) and provide guidance on how we manage these assets.
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 study of the effects of the Braer oil spill on stone structures in Shetland.
A report on the response of sandstone and granite to laser exposure.
A Landscape Conservation Management Plan prepared for Melrose Abbey
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.
This preliminary report from Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service summarises the data on listed and unlisted court buildings in Scotland.
A Measured Survey of a 19th Century Farmstead
Report on the measured survey of Skaill Farm in 2017-18
This document outlines the findings of research into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Local Development Plans in Scotland.
Research and Analysis undertaken by Lichfields UK
Report prepared on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland in relation to the Inventory of Historic Battlefields.
A report on restoration schemes in Edinburgh's New Town.