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We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.
Climate Change is one of the most serious and defining issues of our times.
We are already seeing the negative impacts on the global economy, environments, and social structures.
However, studies show it’s not too late to make a difference by making more sustainable choices we can keep Climate Change at bay and help reduce and even prevent terrible consequences, such as:
- Rising sea levels and increased storm events endangers historic landscapes, buildings and archaeology causing erosion and in some cases loss, particularly in coastal areas;
- Increased extremes of wetting and drying causing accelerated decay of stonework and affect ground stability to threaten historic buildings;
- Changes in vegetation patterns that threaten the visibility and integrity of archaeological remains and historic landscapes and endanger our biodiversity;
- Changes in the distribution of pests that threatens the integrity of historic buildings, collections and designed landscapes;
- Increased frequency or geographical range of extreme weather giving increased risk of damage to some historic landscapes and buildings
Our role in climate change
How climate change is affecting the historic environment
A Climate Change Action Plan for Historic Scotland 2012-2017.
What do you believe are the most important green issues? What you would like from a climate change website?
Please email us your suggestions.
Read and follow our Climate Change Blog with Ewan Hyslop