Inventories

Initially, RCAHMS recorded all buildings and monuments of note until the year 1707. This was later updated to 1805. The findings were published in a series of inventories. Changes in what constitutes a construction "of note", plus developments in how the public could access this information, led to the abandonment of the inventories after publication of the last Argyll volume in 1992. Consequently, only approximately half of Scotland was covered by this method.

Name Description
Argyll volume 1, 1971

Argyll: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 1, Kintyre, 1971.

Argyll volume 2, 1975

Argyll, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 1, Lorn, 1975.

Argyll volume 3, 1980

Argyll: An Inventory of the Monuments, volume 3, Mull, Tiree, Coll & Northern Argyll (excluding the early medieval & later monuments of Iona), 1980

Argyll volume 4, 1982

Argyll: An Inventory of the Monuments, Volume 4, Iona, 1982.

Argyll volume 5, 1984

Argyll: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 5, Islay, Jura, Colonsay & Oronsay, 1984.

Argyll volume 6, 1988

Argyll: An Inventory of the Monuments, Volume 6, Mid Argyll and Cowal, 1988.

Argyll volume 7, 1992

Argyll: An Inventory of the Monuments, Volume 7, Mid Argyll and Cowal, 1992.

Berwick 1909

First Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County of Berwick, 1909.

Berwick 1915

Sixth Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County of Berwick, 1915.

Caithness 1911

Third Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County of Caithness, 1911.

Dumfries 1920

Seventh Report with Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County of Dumfries, 1920.

East Lothian 1924

Eighth Report with Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County and East Lothian, 1924.

Edinburgh, 1951

An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of the City of Edinburgh with the Thirteenth Report of the Commission, 1951.

Fife, Kinross, and Clackmannan, 1933

Eleventh Report with Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the Counties of Fife, Kinross, and Clackmannan, 1933.

Hebrides, Skye, and the Small Isles, 1928

Ninth Report with Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye, and the Small Isles, 1928.

Kirkcudbright 1914

Fifth Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in Galloway, Volume 2, County of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 1914.

Lanarkshire, 1978

Lanarkshire, An Inventory of the Prehistoric and Roman Monuments

Midlothian and West Lothian, 1929

Tenth Report with Inventory of Monuments and Constructions int he Counties of Midlothian and West Lothian, 1929.

Orkney and Shetland, 1946, volume 1

Twelfth Report with an Inventory of the Ancient and Monuments of Orkney and Shetland, Volume 1, Report and Introduction, 1946

Orkney and Shetland, 1946, volume 2

Twelfth Report with an Inventory of the Ancient and Monuments of Orkney and Shetland, Volume 2, Inventory of Orkney, 1946

Orkney and Shetland, 1946, volume 3

Twelfth Report with an Inventory of the Ancient and Monuments of Orkney and Shetland, Volume 1, Inventory of Shetland, 1946

Peeblesshire, 1967, volume 1

Peeblesshire, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 1, 1967.

Peeblesshire, 1967, volume 2

Peeblesshire, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 2, 1967.

Roxburghshire, 1956, volume 1

An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Roxburghshire, volume 1, 1956.

Roxburghshire, 1956, volume 2

An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Roxburghshire, volume 2, 1956.

Selkirkshire, 1957

An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Selkirkshire with the Fifteenth Report of the Commission, 1957.

Stirlingshire, 1963, volume 1

Stirlingshire, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 1, 1963.

Stirlingshire, 1963, volume 2

Stirlingshire, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Volume 2, 1963.

Sutherland 1911

Second Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County of Sutherland, 1911.

Wigtownshire 1912

Fourth Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in Galloway, Volume 1, County of Wigtown, 1912.