RCAHMS publications deliver wonderfully illustrated and immaculately researched titles to anyone with an interest in Scotland’s history and built heritage.
One of Scotland’s national collections, RCAHMS records, interprets and maintains information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland. This is an ongoing task as perceptions of the historic environment change, knowledge and research develops, and as landscapes and townscapes are built, demolished and radically altered.
The work is as essential today as it was when RCAHMS was founded in 1908. The accumulated results of 100 years of surveying, recording and collecting provide a fascinating picture of the human influence on the landscape of Scotland from earliest times to the present day. This information, which includes 15 million items of archive including photographs, maps, drawings and documents, is made widely available to the public in exhibitions, via the web or browsed in person at RCAHMS’ premises in Edinburgh.