Historic Scotland currently has a selection of publications for sale via Historic Scotland Images.
The new series of full-colour archaeological reports describe in detail the excavations at Rowallan Castle, Cadzow Castle and Whithorn Priory.
The Picts book brings together all the most recent research in a form that is attractive, authoritative and easily understood. It also includes a guide to visiting Pictish stones and sites, along with detailed information on the collections at Meigle and St Vigeans.
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A Palace Fit For A Laird: Rowallan Castle Archaeology and Research 1998-2008
By Gordon Ewart & Dennis Gallagher
Rowallan's story begins with its use as a Bronze-Age place of burial, and ends with the construction of a palace modelled on those of Stewart kings. These investigations reveal something of the lives of the middle-rank of Scots nobility.
Clothing for the Soul Divine: Excavations at Whithorn Priory 1957-67
Edited by Christopher Lowe
Roy Ritchie's excavation of the 1950s and 1960s is unique in focusing on the high-status burials near the altar of a major Scottish medieval church. This volume details the results of historical and scientific analysis of the remains and the full assemblage of artefacts is published here for the first time.
Shortlisted for British Archaeological book award 2010 £24.95
The Castle in the Woods: Excavations at Cadzow Castle 2000-3
By Gordon Ewart
Cadzow is one of the most spectacular castles in Lowland Scotland, but also one of the most enigmatic. Excavations set out to unravel the mysteries of the site, to inform a major programme of conservation.
Historic Scotland Archaeology Report Nos. 1 to 3 All three publications available at a special discounted price - save £9.95! £37.90
The Picts including guides to St Vigeans Museum and Meigle Museum
By Jill Harden
For hundreds of years, The Picts were a sophisticated and powerful society dominating much of what is now Scotland. Their language has disappeared, but their cultural legacy survives - mainly in the form of incised and carved stones. Filled with superb photography and illustrations, this book tells the story of the Picts in an appealing and accessible way. £4.95
Shifting Sands Links of Noltland, Westray
By Hazel Moore and Graeme Wilson
This publication presents an interim account of the findings of the excavations at Links of Noltland, one of the most important Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements in Scotland. It documents some of the most remarkable discoveries including the 'Westray Wife', a Neolithic stone figurine, now recognised as the earliest depiction of the human form known from Scotland.
Includes an up-to-date statement on the archaeological discoveries, together with specialist analysis of the artefacts recovered during the excavations.
Rebirth of a Palace: The Royal Court at Stirling Castle
By John G. Harrison
The story of this magnificent Renaissance building in words, illustrations and gorgeous photography. Commissioned by James V, Stirling Palace was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Now Historic Scotland has researched and recreated it as it may have looked in its heyday. John G.Harrison, one of the project's chief researchers, describes clearly and accessibly the palace's history and the project to revive it.