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We're changing

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.

Our role in planning

Longmore House, Historic Scotland headquarters, Edinburgh

The role of Historic Scotland in planning the planning system.

Managing Change in the Historic Environment

 St Enoch Square Travel Centre, Glasgow - formerly St Enoch Underground Station

Operational guidance on managing change to listed buildings and conservation areas.

Environmental Assessment

Mount Stuart

Our role in environmental assessment.

Joint Working Agreement

Front cover of A Joint Working Agreement Between Historic Scotland and Planning Authorities in Relation to Statutory Casework and Consultation

A Joint Working Agreement between Historic Scotland and Planning Authorities

New Design in Historic Settings

From front cover of New Design in Historic Settings

Toolkit and design standard for new development in historic areas.

Scotland's Historic Environment Audit

Mertoun Parkland

An ongoing assessment of Scotland’s historic environment.

Heritage Management Case Studies

Stirling Middle, Signal Box

Sites that have been reviewed for designation or that have been the subject of development.

 
 
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Policy Publications

View all policy books & documents in our publications section.

Free publications

Traditional Building Health Check Scheme

View all documents relating to the scheme.

Health Check Scheme Documents