The browser you are using is out of date and is no longer supported. To view and use this site correctly, please update your browser to the latest version.

We're changing

We have created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

Scotland's Listed Buildings

An informal guide for owners and occupiers about Scotland's listed buildings. Digital edition.

Scotland's Theatre Architecture

Front cover of Acting with Confidence

Theatres have played a key role in the development of our performing arts.

Hawick Burgh resurvey

Hawick Burgh resurvey publication

Hawick and its place among the Borders mill towns.

Loch Lomond & The Cairngorms Resurvey

Front cover of A Selection of the Cairngorms National Parks architectural heritage

Celebrate the architectural heritage of our national parks with two booklets.

Scotland's Cinemas

Front cover of a Spotlight on Scotland's Cinemas

A spotlight on Scotland's cinemas.

Raising the bar


An introductory booklet to Scotland's historic pubs.

Scotland: Building for the Future

Scotland: Building For The Future

Essays on the architecture of the post war era.

Togalaichean Clàraichte na h-Alba

Togalaichean Clàraichte na h – Alba

Stiùir neo-fhoirmeil do shealbhadairean agus luchd-còmhnaidh mu thogalaichean clàraichte na h-Alba

Power to the People

Front cover of 'Power to the People'

The built heritage of Scotland's hydroelectric power.


Gazetteer front cover

Hydroelectric schemes in Scotland 1890-1975

Edinburgh's Post War Listed Buildings

Edinburgh post war buildings front cover

This booklet celebrates the rich diversity of the capital's 20th century architecture.

Glasgow's Post War Listed Buildings

Glasgow post war buildings front cover

Celebrating the city’s post-Second World War built heritage.

Buildings: Signal Boxes

Picture of signal boxes cover

Celebrating the architectural heritage of Scotland’s railways.


Building Knowledge book cover

Building Knowledge

A unique collaboration between Historic Scotland and the University of Glasgow has resulted in a lavishly illustrated new book about University’s architectural history.

Building Knowledge Publication
Gretna Places leaflet front cover

'Places' Gretna

'Places' Gretna [pdf 1.5mb]

Free Publications

Visit our publications section for a range of books and documents on listed buildings.

Glenrothes Town Art

From the booklet 'Glenrothes Town Art'

Building up our Health

Building up our Health front cover
The architecture of Scotland's historic hospitals.

Building up our Health [PDF, 7MB]