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We have created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.
Our environment has a historical dimension that contributes to its quality and character.
Why our historic environment is important.
The historic environment is under constant pressure for change.
Battles were iconic events in Scottish history & form an important part of our environment.
Scotland possesses an extraordinary variety of carved stones.
Scotland’s coastline offers us a powerful insight into past human life.
A wide range of archaeological sites can be found on the foreshore and seabed.
In the 19th century our cities and industrial towns grew exponentially.
Scotland is rich in wetlands which are hugely important for archaeology.
ePlanning will create a higher quality, more accessible and easier to use planning system.
Find out about the work of the Royal Commission.RCAHMS
Play a role in preserving and enhancing Scotland’s historic built heritage.