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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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    Iona Abbey and Nunnery

    Historic Scotland's official souvenir guide for Iona Abbey and Nunnery.

    Stirling Castle

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

    Edinburgh Castle

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

    Scotland's First World War

    Illustrated with forgotten and previously unpublished wartime plans, historical imagery and specially-commissioned modern photography, this book is one of the first to focus on Scotland's built heritage of war as a whole - from coast and air defences to hospitals and prisoner of war camps.

    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.

    Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus

    The Pictish stones uncovered at St Vigeans are an astounding collection of exquisitely preserved Pictish sculptures. This definitive and generously illustrated study explores the history of the carved stones as part of a powerful ecclesiastical landscape.

    Ebbing Shores: Survey and Excavation of Coastal Archaeology in Shetland 1995-2008

    Detailed study of the archaeology of 5,000 years of settlement in Shetland.

    Fortress of the Kingdom: Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle

    The complete story of Scotland's most iconic building, from ancient times to the present, drawing on 30 years' worth of research

    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.

    Historic Environment Scotland