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Great Crowns of Stone draws on studies stretching back to the early 16th century. A landmark book, it presents the most radical & complete account of these evocative ancient monuments ever published.
And its place among the borders mill towns
This booklet introduces the mills of the Scottish Borders and shows their influence on the distinctive character of Hawick.
Spotlight on Architects series
A series of short essays on the diverse and fascinating work of a selection of Scotland’s talented local architects and architects’ departments.
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.
Archaeological Investigations at Holyroodhouse 1996-2009
It is almost 900 years since David I founded the great medieval monastery of Holyrood. Since then, the site has been home to powerful abbots and great monarchs.
A Visitor's Guide
In this extensively illustrated guide, Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones introduces more than 60 monuments.
A short guide to the distinctive sculptures of Glenrothes, Fife.
This booklet focuses on Gretna, and is part of a series celebrating Scotland’s unique places.
The built heritage of Scotland's hydroelectric power
This book traces the industry through the groundbreaking technical achievements of Scottish engineers and the important contribution of a number of distinguished pre- and post-war Scottish architects.
An introduction to Scotland's historic pubs.
An introductory booklet to Scotland's historic pubs.
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.
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.