Over 200 of Scotland’s historic places are now open for you to visit for free. Please see our guidance on visiting sites during COVID-19 before you travel.
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 illustrated how the use of a planning brief helped to secure the future of a former school building.
A guide to how listed building controls are applied to places of worship
This case study illustrates how a 200-year-old school building in Forfar town centre was transformed to provide much-needed affordable homes.
Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent
Interim guidance on the designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent.
Interim document providing detailed guidance on the application of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS).
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to developments for improving physical access to the historic environment.
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to the management of the historic environment as part of an overall asset management approach to land and property portfolios in public and private ownership.
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to altering the boundary treatments of historic buildings.
This document identifies the main issues and offers advice in a restoration or consolidation project for castles and tower houses.
This guidance should be used when the future of a listed building is uncertain and demolition is being considered as an option.
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to altering the doorways of historic buildings.
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to alterations to structures and works of civil engineering.