This publication is the companion to the 'A History of Scotland’s Landscapes'. The book explores the many ways that we have used, adapted and altered our environment over thousands of years.
This publication allows readers to drill down into these landscapes, examining the details of the Historic Land-use Assessment ‘land-use types’, and including short essays on each by expert authors.
Full of maps, photographs and drawings, the volume is for those interested in getting under the skin of our landscapes, analysing the relationship between past and present, and finding out some of the reasons why the landscapes we have inherited look as they do. This level of understanding is essential to manage our changing landscapes, and also in drawing out the stories locked within them. The publication is not just about the past: Historic Land-use Assessment is also being used to analyse how landscapes are changing over time, particularly in light of climate change.