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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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    Monastery and Palace: Archaeological Investigations at Holyrood House

    It is almost 900 years since David I founded the medieval monastery of Holyrood. Since then, the site has been home to powerful abbots and great monarchs. Recent archaeological work has brought lost fragments of this rich history to light, revealing the development of the palace and gardens under successive monarchs to the present day.

    Above Wartime Europe: The Top Secret Aerial Photographs of World War Two

    The first book ever published on a vast archive of 'Top Secret' WWII aerial reconnaissance photography. Includes never-before-seen and previously classified MoD imagery from across Europe that gives a new perspective on key moments in world history.

    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. Featuring Lin Anderson, Christopher Brookmyre, Gordon Brown, Ann Cleeves, Doug Johstone, Denise Mina, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Craig Roberston, Sara Sheridan and Louis Welsh.

    Mingulay: Archaeology and Architecture

    The island of Mingulay lies at near the southern tip of the Western Isles archipelago, its fertile valleys and rugged coastline of cliffs and sea stacks a spectacular setting for a wealth of important archaeology. This title presents a record of the archaeological landscapes and architectural relics of the island.

    Pubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow: Postcards

    Containing stunning, newly-commissioned photography, the Pubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow postcard book is a unique celebration of an unusual aspect of Scotland's architectural history.

    Scotland's Heritage: Architecture

    A celebration of Scotland's listed buildings through 20 stunning postcards.

    Scotland's Heritage: Monuments

    A celebration of Scotland's scheduled monuments through twenty stunning postcards.

    St John's Episcopal Church Edinburgh

    Examines the history and architectural development of St John's Church. This book discusses the architectural debates which impacted on St John's design, and evaluates its significance and legacy. It also considers the Scottish religious and cultural impact of the church building, and its role in the Christian life of Edinburgh's New Town.

    Historic Environment Scotland