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Our Publications

Browse our Historic Environment Scotland varied book publications, ranging from visitor guides and beautiful coffee table books to conservation guidance.

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    Mousa to Mackintosh - The Scottishness of Scottish Architecture

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    The architecture of Scotland exists in many forms. In Mousa to Mackintosh, Frank Arneil Walker examines the recognisable and recurring features evi...

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  • A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume

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    A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume covers Scotland’s foremost expert on industrial heritage. John’s greatest passion was – and is –...

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  • For the Safety of All: A Story of Scotland’s Lighthouses

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    Historic Environment Scotland Publication ‘There have always been lighthouses in my life. There has been a closeness and steadiness to our relation...

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  • Where are the Women?

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    The book Where are the Women? shows that for most of recorded history, women have been sidelined, if not silenced, by men who named the built envir...

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  • An Inventory for the Nation

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    In An Inventory for the Nation, learn about The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The commission was establishe...

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  • Who Built Scotland

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    In Who Built Scotland, experience a new history of Scotland told through its places. Writers Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffa...

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  • The Small Isles - Hardback

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    The Small Isles is a comprehensive guide illustrated with a wealth of photographs, maps and drawings. It takes readers on a tour of both place and ...

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  • Victorian Scotland - Hardback

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    In Victorian Scotland learn that Victorians were the harbingers of the modern age. Their society was driven by curiosity, a zeal for invention, and...

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  • Scotland's History

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    Scotland’s vibrant and bloody past captures the imagination, but there is far more to Scotland's History than murder and mayhem, tragedy and betray...

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  • Bloody Scotland

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    Winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger Award. In Bloody Scotland, twelve of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's buil...

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    The Honours of Scotland

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    The Honours of Scotland tells the turbulent story of the Honours – Scotland’s crown jewels – and the equally dramatic tale of the Stone of Destiny....

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  • Fortress of the Kingdom

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    Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle. Fortress of the Kingdom is the detailed history of this great castle – a reflection of its colourful ...

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  • Ebbing Shores

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    Survey and Excavation of Coastal Archaeology in Shetland 1995-2008 Ebbing Shores brings together the findings of an extensive programme of coastal ...

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  • Scotland's Sporting Buildings

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    Using stunning photography Scotland's Sporting Buildings brings the special interest of these sites and structures to life for the first time in a ...

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  • Scotland's Landscapes

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    Over the past 10,000 years, every inch of Scotland has been shaped, changed and moulded by it's people. Scotland’s Landscapes tells the enduring st...

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  • Scotland's First World War

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    Scotland's First World War tells the story of the war through Scotland's people and places. It explores the buildings where, one hundred years ago,...

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  • Hunting Picts: Medieval sculptures at St Vigeans, Angus. Volumes 1 & 2

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    In Hunting Picts: Medieval sculptures at St Vigeans, Angus Volumes 1 and 2, learn that during restoration of St Vigeans Church in the 1870s, a coll...

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  • A Work of Beauty - Paperback

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    A Work of Beauty showcases Edinburgh as a city of stories – a place that has witnessed everything from great historical upheavals to the individual...

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  • A History of Scotland's Landscapes

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    A History of Scotland’s Landscapes explores the many ways that we have used, adapted and altered our environment over thousands of years. Full of m...

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  • Scotland's Shops

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    This publication explains the chronological history of the design of shops in Scotland, gives a technical background to the elements and materials ...

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  • NEW

    Holyrood Park Guidebook

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    New for 2023! The official souvenir Holyrood Park Guidebook including Arthur's Seat will help you explore the Park, identify its remarkable feature...

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  • Mary Was Here

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    Mary Was Here exclusive Historic Scotland publication with foreward by Liz Lochhead. Mary Queen of Scots is one of Scotland’s most famous figures. ...

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  • With Thy Towers High

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    Our With Thy Towers High book publication brings together the evidence from the archaeological excavations, surveys, historical research and invest...

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    Building Knowledge - An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow

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    In Building Knowledge - An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow, learn the story of the University and its buildings told through a w...

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