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A Palace fit for a Laird

A Palace fit for a Laird

The latest chapter of Rowallan’s long history has been as a property in the care of Historic Scotland, and this volume lays out the results of a decade of archaeological and documentary research.

A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own, distinctive story of Edinburgh – combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland’s national collection of architecture and archaeology.

Above Scotland

Above Scotland

For the first time in one volume, HES has brought together the finest images from its collection in a stunning illustration of Scotland’s past, present and future.

Above Scotland Cities

Above Scotland Cities

This lavishly illustrated volume looks at the character and development of each of Scotland’s six cities, drawing on stunning aerial photography from the 1920s to the present day to tell their compelling stories from a unique and illuminating perspective.

An Inventory for the Nation

An Inventory for the Nation

An Inventory for the Nation follows the Royal Commission over the course of a century, tracing the impact of everything from the motor car, powered flight, and two World Wars, to digital technology, the new millennium and the internet.

Architects Volume 1

Architects Volume 1

This booklet is the first in a series celebrating the work of Scotland’s architects. Volume one covers James Morris and Robert Steedman. Each volume will focus on influences and key buildings, and give an indication of what makes them special.

Architects Volume 2

Architects Volume 2

This booklet is the second in a series celebrating the work of Scotland’s architects. Volume 2 covers Peter Womersley. Each volume will focus on influences and key buildings, and give an indication of what makes them special.

Architects Volume 3

Architects Volume 3

This booklet is the third in a series celebrating the work of Scotland’s architects. Volume three covers Basil Spence. Each volume will focus on influences and key buildings, and give an indication of what makes them special.

Book Catalogue

Book Catalogue

A comprehensive guide to the new and upcoming books published by Historic Environment Scotland