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    Historic Environment Scotland

    Our books tell the stories of Scotland. From landmark works of expert research to creative collaborations with internationally renowned authors, our aim is to explore ideas and start conversations about the past, present and future of our nation's history and heritage.

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    A History of Scotland's Landscapes

    A unique guide to the landscapes of Scotland that explains key features, how to recognise them and what they mean.

    Above Scotland: The National Collection of Aerial Photography

    The landscape of Scotland is full of dramatic contrasts. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds the national collection of aerial photography for Scotland with millions of images dating since the 1920s. This work contains images from the collection that illustrate Scotland's past, present and future.

    An Inventory for the Nation

    The 107-year history of an organisation set up in 1908 to create an 'inventory' of Scotland's archaeology and buildings.

    Bloody Scotland

    Crime fiction inspired by Scotland's iconic buildings: in Bloody Scotland twelve of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive.

    Building Knowledge: An Architectural History of the University of Edinburgh

    Combining beautiful new photography with rare archive material, Building Knowledge explores the evolution of Edinburgh University through its celebrated architecture.

    Building Knowledge: An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow

    A unique collaboration between Historic Scotland and the University of Glasgow. Over 200 lavish, full colour images showcase some of Glasgow's most famous and well-loved buildings. Combines fascinating new research with a range of never-before-published archive material.

    Clothing for the Soul Divine: Excavations at Whithorn Priory

    Whithorn, known as Scotland's Cradle of Christianity, is unique as a centre of worship, administration and pilgrimage dating back to the 5th century. This publication examines the 'lost excavation' at Whithorn Priory - the only modern excavation campaign to focus on the high status burials near the high altar of a major Scottish medieval church.

    Doune Castle

    Historic Scotland's official souvenir guide for Doune Castle, packed with research, photography and illustrations.

    Dumfries House: An Architectural Story

    The definitive history of one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. The book traces the development of Dumfries House from 1754 up until the death of Lady Bute in 1993 - the last family member to live in the house.

    Historic Environment Scotland