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Every purchase helps us protect our historic places.

Our Publications

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

    A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume

    £20.00

    Historic Environment Scotland Publication  John R Hume is Scotland’s foremost expert on industrial heritage. John’s greatest passion was – and is –...

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    £20.00
  • For the Safety of All: A Story of Scotland’s Lighthouses Hardback cover

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

    from £14.99

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

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    from £14.99
  • Where are the Women? Hardback

    Where are the Women?

    from £9.99

    For most of recorded history, women have been sidelined, if not silenced, by men who named the built environment after themselves. Now is the time ...

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    from £9.99
  • Scotland's History

    Scotland's History

    £9.99

    Scotland’s vibrant and bloody past captures the imagination, but there is far more to Scottish history than murder and mayhem, tragedy and betrayal...

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    £9.99
  • Scotland from the Sky Hardback

    Scotland from the Sky

    from £16.99

    As seen on TV! Prepare yourself for a journey into the skies above Scotland. In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the ...

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    from £16.99
  • Bloody Scotland Hardback

    Bloody Scotland

    from £8.99

    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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    from £8.99
  • The Honours of Scotland

    The Honours of Scotland

    £9.99

    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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    £9.99
  • Who Built Scotland Hardback

    Who Built Scotland

    from £9.99

    Experience a new history of Scotland told through its places. Writers Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffat, James Robertson and ...

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    from £9.99
  • A Work of Beauty  - Paperback

    A Work of Beauty - Paperback

    £14.99

    Edinburgh is a city of stories – a place that has witnessed everything from great historical upheavals to the individual lives of a remarkable cast...

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    £14.99
  • Above Scotland

    Above Scotland

    £14.99

    HES holds the National Collection of aerial photography for Scotland with millions of images dating from the 1920s to the present day.  These photo...

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    £14.99
  • The Small Isles - Hardback

    The Small Isles - Hardback

    £25.00

    This comprehensive guide to the Small Isles – illustrated with a wealth of photographs, maps and drawings – takes readers on a tour of both place a...

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    £25.00
  • Scotland's Sporting Buildings

    Scotland's Sporting Buildings

    £11.99

    Athletics, bowling, cricket, curling, football, golf, Highland games, horse-racing, swimming and tennis are just some of the sports that saw a huge...

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    £11.99
  • Scotland's Landscapes
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    Scotland's Landscapes

    £14.99

    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

    Scotland's First World War

    £11.99

    This compelling book tells the story of the First World War through Scotland's people and places. It explores the buildings where, one hundred year...

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    £11.99
  • Building Knowledge - An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow

    Building Knowledge - An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow

    £22.50

    For for the first time, the story of the University and its buildings can be told through a wealth of never-before-published archive material, rang...

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    £22.50
  • A History of Scotland's Landscapes

    A History of Scotland's Landscapes

    £30.00

    It is easy to overlook how much of our history is preserved all around us. The way the narrative of bygone days has been inscribed in fields, fores...

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    £30.00
  • Dumfries House

    Dumfries House

    £20.00

    Dumfries House is the definitive history of one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes, known for both its significant architecture and spectacu...

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    £20.00
  • Hunting Picts: Medieval sculptures at St Vigeans, Angus. Volumes 1 & 2

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

    £25.00

    During restoration of St Vigeans Church in the 1870s, a collection of Pictish sculpture emerged, reused as building material. This collection, incl...

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    £25.00
  • Victorian Scotland  - Hardback

    Victorian Scotland - Hardback

    £30.00

    The Victorians were the harbingers of the modern age, their society driven by curiosity, a zeal for invention, and an enormous appetite for economi...

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    £30.00
  • HES Bestsellers Bundle of Where are the Women, Who Built Scotland and Bloody Scotland in hardback.

    HES Bestsellers Hardback Bundle

    £45.00

    Available together to purchase together for the first time, this bundle of our own bestselling publications is great for any avid book collector or...

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    £45.00