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Historic Environment Scotland

Overview
Works: 16 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 809 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
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Most widely held works by Historic Environment Scotland
A lake dwelling in its landscape : Iron Age settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway by M. Graeme Cavers( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cults Loch, at Castle Kennedy in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, lies within a landscape rich in prehistoric cropmark sites and within the loch itself are two crannogs, one of which has been the focus of this study. A palisaded enclosure and a promontory fort on the shores of the loch have also been excavated. The Cults Loch crannog is only the second prehistoric site in Scotland to be dated by dendrochronology and analysis has revealed the very short duration of activity on the crannog in the middle of the 5th century BC. Bayesian analysis of the dating evidence from all the excavated sites has yielded a chronological sequence which suggests a dynamic and sequential settlement pattern across the landscape. The implications of this sequence for later prehistoric settlement throughout south-west Scotland are explored. The Cults Loch Landscape Project arose out of the Scottish Wetland Archaeology Programme (SWAP), the objective of which is to fully integrate the wetland archaeological resource of Scotland into the more mainstream narratives of 'dryland' archaeology. The Cults Loch project has sought to bridge this apparent divide between 'wetland' and 'dryland' by focusing on a wetland site, the crannog, which lies at the centre of a prehistoric landscape, rather than being peripheral to it. Thus, the wealth of well-preserved evidence from the crannog, particularly the rich ecofactual assemblages, as well as the higher chronological resolution possible through the dendro-dating of waterlogged timbers, are brought to bear on our understanding of the evidence from the cropmark sites around the loch. The role and function of crannogs are also explored via the relationship between the crannog in Cults Loch and its social and physical landscape"--Back cover
Who built Scotland : a history of the nation in twenty-five buildings by Alexander McCall Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience a new history of Scotland told through its places. Writers Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffat, James Robertson and James Crawford pick twenty-five buildings to tell the story of the nation. Travelling across the country, from abandoned islands and lonely glens to the heart of our modern cities, these five authors seek out the diverse narrative of the Scottish people. Follow Kathleen Jamie as she searches for the traces of our first family hearths in the Cairngorms and makes a midsummer journey to Shetland to meet the unlikely new inhabitants of an Iron Age broch. Tour the wondrous and macabre Surgeons' Hall with Alexander McCall Smith, or walk with him over sacred ground to Iona's ancient Abbey. Join Alistair Moffat as he discovers a lost whisky village in the wilds of Strathconon, and climbs up through the vertiginous layers of history in Edinburgh Castle. Accompany James Robertson as he goes from the standing stones of Callanish to the humble cottage of Hugh MacDiarmid - via the engineering colossus of the Forth Rail Bridge. And journey with James Crawford from a packed crowd in Hampden Park, to an off -the-grid eco-bothy on the Isle of Eigg. Who Built Scotland is a landmark exploration of Scotland's social, political and cultural histories. Moving from Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to highland sheiling girls, peasant poets, Enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists, it places our people, our ideas and our passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology. This is the remarkable story how we have shaped our buildings and how our buildings, in turn, have shaped us."--Provided by publisher
St Peter's, Cardross : birth, death and renewal by Diane M Watters( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ruin of St Peter's College has sat on a wooded hilltop above the village of Cardross for more than three decades. Over that time, with altars crumbling, graffiti snaking across its walls and nature reclaiming its concrete, it has gained a mythical, cult-like status among architects, preservationists and artists.St Peter's only fulfilled its original role as a seminary for 14 years, from 1966 to 1979. As its uncompromising design gave way to prolonged construction and problematic upkeep, the Catholic Church reassessed the role of seminaries, resolving to embed trainee priests not in seclusion, but in communities. Although briefly repurposed as a drug rehabilitation centre, the building was soon abandoned to decay and vandalism.Ever since, people have argued and puzzled over the future and importance of St Peter's
Brief encounters : watching the medieval archaeology emerge from St John's Square, Perth by David R Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate plan by Historic Environment Scotland( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish castles by Louise Forshaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityHistoric Scotland

controlled identityRoyal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba

Great Britain. Historic Environment Scotland

Scotland. Historic Environment Scotland

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Languages
English (26)