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Short Guide 9
Maintenance advice for homeowners and those responsible for the maintenance of traditional buildings.
By Morag Cross 1994 and revised by Dennis Gallagher 2003
As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, we asked people in Scotland ‘What’s Your Heritage?’
A resource focusing on the built environment the heritage that is literally on your doorstep.
An INFORM guide giving an introduction to the factors which can create a fire risk within a historic property.
A resource in Gaelic on the built environment the heritage that is literally on your doorstep.
A guide to finding information on the history of an individual burial ground.
"External consultation: Call for Evidence on Empty Homes in Scotland" is the HES submission to the Local Government and Communities Committee outlining HES' review of empty homes in Scotland.
INFORM guide to identifying, maintaining and repairing gilding.
This INFORM guide provides some historical background to the use of corrugated iron and outlines the various issues relating to the conservation, repair and maintenance of the material.
The purpose of this report is to provide an update on progress one year on, in relation to the properties in care, with a particular focus on conservation.
Part of the Annual Report 2016-17
Historic Environment Scotland's first annual report on the upkeep and management of our Properties in Care