Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Conference proceedings (1998) covering fire legislation, protection measures and fire management in historic buildings.
Guide for Practitioners 7
A guide to identifying and assessing fire risk, with advice on management and an overview of legislation.
Our annual magazine showcasing technical conservation within Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and our partners.
Use and adaptation of listed buildings
This case study illustrates how a 200-year-old school building in Forfar town centre was transformed to provide much-needed affordable homes.
A series of case studies that demonstrate how our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society.
Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent
Interim guidance on the designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent.
Guidance to help local authorities refresh their approach to local landscape designations, jointly developed by HES and NatureScot.
Interim document providing detailed guidance on the application of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS).
Papers on the value of traditional building materials and techniques and promoting the use of Scottish resources.
This INFORM guide provides information about the maintenance and management of repairs in a shared building.
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.