Inventory of the Historical Monuments (Scotland) (all periods)
This series lists sites in Scotland regarded as being worthy of preservation by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Sites are assessed according to a variety of factors such as architectural merit, historical association, and known or potential value for archaeological research. The volumes usually contain an introduction providing a brief statement of physical and other factors affecting settlement in a region. This is followed by an inventory of the monuments, the monuments being grouped according to type and arranged as far as possible in chronological order. The descriptions are illustrated with ground plans, drawings and black and white photographs. National grid references for each site are also provided.
The Library holds 15 volumes (published 1956-1992) for: Argyll (covering Kintyre, Lorn, Northern Argyll, Iona, Islay and Jura, Mid Argyll), Lanarkshire, Peebleshire, the County of Roxburgh and Stirlingshire, Outer Hebrides, Skye, Mid and West Lothian, Fife, Kinross, Clackmannon.