Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
This guide aims to encourage use of stone sourced from Scotland’s working quarries and to provide a better understanding of those mineralogical properties that give each stone its distinctive quality.
This report considers the setting of the Calanais Standing Stones and offers advice and guidance on considering the assessment of impacts from associated development proposals.
This leaflet, named "Carved Stones" contains information on Scotland's carved stones, which range from prehistoric cup and ring marks to medieval grave slabs and sundials.
This INFORM guide provides guidance on ceramic floor tiles. The various types and layouts of tiles are considered such as geometric tiles, encaustic tiles and quarry tiles.
A look at Scotland’s Christian monuments and the people who lived there. This leaflet explores Scotland's churches and abbeys, from their early simple designs to later, more ornate constructions.
This guide, "Clay Mortars for Masonry Buildings", explains how clay and clay-rich earth have traditionally been used in Scotland to make mortars for masonry wall construction and surface finishing.
"Cleaning Sandstone - Risks and Consequences" is a comprehsive INFORM guide, covering extensively the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry. Read the full document today.
The key aspects of the exterior of a traditional building and considers how these can be improved or adapted to increase a building’s resilience to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
Results of a conference held to address the effects of coastal erosion on sites and monuments in Scotland and the best ways of mitigating this recently-recognised threat.
"Conservation of Historic Graveyards" outlines proceedings taken from the seminar in November 2001 run jointly with Historic Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Covers technical conservation issues relating to various elements of the graveyard with advice on specialised repair and conservation techniques and an inventory of Scottish sites.
This Case Study gives an account of the conservation of the mural paintings by Phoebe Anna Traquair in the former Catholic Apostolic Church in Mansfield Place, Edinburgh.