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Climate Change

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

Historic Scotland is contributing to the government’s strategy to tackle climate change and reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint whilst maintaining prosperity.

We are playing an important part in the government’s Greener Scotland strategic objective to improve Scotland’s natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it.

Our role in climate change

Effect on the Historic Environment

Coastal erosion

How climate change is affecting the historic environment

Climate Change Action Plan 2012-2017

Front cover of A Climate Action Plan

A Climate Change Action Plan for Historic Scotland 2012-2017.

Adapting to Change

Effects of climate change

How we are responding to the challenge of climate change

Green Tourism

Traditional windows

Sustainable tourism & how our sites are assessed

Further Information

Maes Howe, Orkney World Heritage Site

Useful sources of further information

Send us Your Views

What do you believe are the most important green issues? What you would like from a climate change website?

Please email us your suggestions.

Email: Policy Directorate

The Climate Change Blog


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