Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Academic publication with the full papers that were presented at the Monuments in Monuments Conference in September 2019
Great Crowns of Stone draws on studies stretching back to the early 16th century. A landmark book, it presents the most radical & complete account of these evocative ancient monuments ever published.
Scotland's Theatre Architecture
A thematic study of Scotland’s historic theatre buildings. In 2008-09, Historic Environment Scotland worked with The Theatres Trust to review the historical significance Scotland’s theatres.
Information for children on castle life and feasting in the Great Hall.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Sweetheart Abbey.
Embodied energy considerations
A technical paper outlining the importance of life cycle analysis in assessing the sustainability of new buildings and maintaining existing buildings.
A learning resource for teachers of Curriculum for Excellence Level 2
Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future
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. Find out how in this Statement.
This Research Report covers the use of plants on masonry to preserve traditional buildings.
Embodied Carbon in Natural Building Stone in Scotland
A paper looking at the embodied energy aspects associated with the procurement of building stone.
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
This resource, produced jointly with National Records of Scotland, allows P7/S1 pupils studying the Scottish Wars of Independence to investigate the individuals who attached their seals to the Declaration of Arbroath.