Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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INFORM guide giving a brief history of rainwater goods and guidance on common problems, causes and maintenance.
INFORM guide to identifying, maintaining and repairing gilding.
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.
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.
This INFORM guide gives a brief description of pantiles in Scotland, along with common problems, repair and maintenance issues.
This INFORM guide first gives a description of the structure of a flat roof. The signs of common problems are then listed before looking at ways to repair roofs and eradicate such problems.
An INFORM guide to the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry.
This INFORM guide gives an introduction to Scottish slate roofs, their components, and their maintenance and repair.
This INFORM guide document examines measures that can be taken to minimise the threat birds pose to our built heritage environment and the ways in which they can be controlled.
A short guide to the distinctive sculptures of Glenrothes, Fife.
Guide for Practitioners 5
An overview of the production and use of Scottish cast iron, along with guidance on appraisal and conservation.
Emergency measures for historic memorials
A short guide for cemetery managers