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Scottish Burgh Surveys

About the Scottish Burgh Survey

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The Scottish Burgh Survey offers guidance on the archaeological resource present in towns, and on the questions that may be answered by archaeology where development occurs. They began in the 1970s as rapidly-produced surveys that are not available in print. The format was altered in 1995 to make the second series more accessible, and these are available for purchase.

The main aim is to identify those parts of a burgh that may have archaeological interest and require sensitive treatment, but they also have more general historical use. Each volume describes:
  • the geography and topography of the town,
  • its known archaeology and history,
  • its historic standing buildings and potential for further investigation

Buy Scottish Burgh Surveys

Buy Scottish Burgh Surveys in the third series, published in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology 2006-2010, on Kirkintilloch, Tain, Dunbar, Mauchline, Maybole, Kilsyth, Barrhead, Govan, Whithorn, Fraserburgh, Wigtown and Galashiels.

Historic Dunfermline was published in October 2007 by the Dunfermline Burgh Survey Community Project, separately from the Historic Scotland and CBA programme.
ISBN 978-0-9557244-0-4

Further information - www.dunfermlineheritage.org

Copies from:
Dunfermline Burgh Survey: Community Project
c/o Dunfermline Local Services Centre
Walmer Drive
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 7JX


To buy the volumes below, contact the publisher, Scottish Cultural Press:

Scottish Cultural Press
Unit 13d, Newbattle Abbey Business Annexe
Newbattle Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3LJ
Tel: 0131 660 4666
Fax: 0131 660 6414
Website: www.scottishbooks.com


Historic Aberdeen by E Patricia Dennison and Judith Stones
1997 (PB), 296 x 210 mm, 147pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 39 0  

Historic Coupar Angus by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1997 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 86pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 48 X  

Historic Cumnock by E Patricia Dennison Torrie and Russel Coleman
1995 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 63pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 40 4  

Historic Dalkeith by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1998 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 111pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 50 1

Historic Dunblane by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1997(PB), 296 x 210mm, 103pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 43 9

Historic Hamilton by E Patricia Dennison Torrie and Russel Coleman
1996 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 92pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 42 0

Historic Kirkcaldy by E Patricia Dennison Torrie and Russel Coleman
1995 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 88pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 38 2

Historic Melrose by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1998 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 131pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 51 X

Historic Musselburgh by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1996 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 117pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 44 7

Historic Nairn by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1999 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 101pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 52 8  

Historic Stornoway by E Patricia Dennison and Russel Coleman
1997 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 87pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 49 8  

Historic Stranraer by E Patricia Dennison Torrie and Russel Coleman
1995 (PB), 296 x 210mm, 80pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and maps
ISBN 1 898218 41 2

Historic Dumbarton, Historic Forfar, Historic Linlithgow and Historic North Queensferry were published jointly with Tuckwell Press which no longer exists. We regret that they are out of print.


General Queries

For general queries about the Scottish Burgh Survey, contact Historic Scotland as follows:

Tel: 0131 668 8748
Fax: 0131 668 8722

Forthcoming publications - Wigtown.



Contact us

The Inspectorate
Archaeology
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8768

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