Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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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.
A case where enabling development was used to secure the funding needed to restore the building.
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).
Adapting a former electricity company building to form the first distillery in the Scottish Borders since the start of the Victorian period.
Papers on the value of traditional building materials and techniques and promoting the use of Scottish resources.
Investigating Buildings and Urban Spaces
Guides to help you investigate, understand and survey Scotland's buildings and urban spaces.
Collecting and Sharing Memories
A guide on how to undertake your own oral history recording.
Researching Scotland's Towns and Cities
Guides to help you research Scotland's buildings and urban spaces using archives, online databases and newspapers.
This INFORM guide provides information about the maintenance and management of repairs in a shared building.