Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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The case study explores the life, work and influence of the Scottish-born designer Daniel Cottier and his contemporary William Leiper.
"Cropmark Archaeology" provides information on investigating Scotland’s cropmarks. This informative guide leaflet covers the buried evidence of early farming in Scotland.
Use and adaptation of listed buildings
This case study illustrates how the old high school was adapted into a smaller primary school by selectively demolishing parts of the historic high school to create a modern primary school.
"Early Historic Scotland" is a leaflet that provides an overview early Historic Scotland, a period extending from about AD 400 to 1000 from which little written information survives.
A guide to how listed building controls are applied to places of worship
Our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) handbook offers practical guidance and information to those involved in the process.
Information about traces of farming in Scotland since the 1100s.
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.
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.