Ministry Guidebooks for Heritage Sites in Scotland

Scotland_AM6

(1954)

The 1954 list of Official Guides for Ministry of Works sites in Scotland reflects the range of locations. (For evolving design of the guidebooks see here.) Many were prepared by James S. Richardson.

This list can be ordered by the former county designations:

Aberdeenshire

  • Deer, Abbey of
  • Huntly Castle
  • Tolquhon Castle

Angus

  • Affleck Castle
  • Arbroath Abbey
  • Edzell Castle
  • Restenneth Priory

Banffshire

  • Balvenie Castle

Berwickshire

  • Dryburgh Abbey

Buteshire

  • Rothesay Castle

Clackmannanshire

  • Castle Campbell, Dollar
Caerlaverock_blue

1975 (8th impression)

Dumfries-shire

East Lothian

  • Dirleton Castle
  • Hailes Castle
  • Tantallon Castle
Edinburgh_green

Fourth edition 1953 (2nd impression 1954)

Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle, Scottish United Services Museum
  • Holyroodhouse

Fife

  • Inchcolm Abbey
  • St Andrews Castle
  • St Andrews Cathedral
Urquhart_MPBW

1964

Inverness-shire

Kirkcudbrightshire

Lanarkshire

  • Bothwell Castle

Midlothian

  • Craigmillar Castle

Morayshire

  • Duffus Castle and Church
  • Elgin Cathedral
Skara Brae

(1977)

Orkney

  • Broch of Gurness, Aikerness
  • Click Mill, Dounby
  • Earl’s Palace, Kirkwall
  • Maes Howe, Mainland
  • Noltland Castle, Westray
  • Orkney, Ancient Monuments in
  • Skara Brae

Perthshire

  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Huntingtower Castle
  • Inchmahome Priory

Roxburghshire

  • Melrose Abbey
Jarlshof

(1956)

Shetland

  • Jarlshof, Sumburgh, Mainland
  • Mousa and Clickhimin Brochs
  • Scalloway Castle
Stirling_blue

Second edition 1948, 7th impression 1967

Stirlingshire

  • Cambuskenneth Abbey
  • Stirling Castle

West Lothian

  • Cairnpaple Hill
  • Linlithgow Palace

Wigtownshire

  • Whithorn and Kirkmadrine

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