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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.

SEARS (Scotland's Environmental and Rural Services)

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The Sears partnership was launched at the Royal Highland Show in June 2008. It brings together nine public bodies aiming to provide Scotland’s rural land managers, with an efficient and effective service. It will provide:
  • a streamlined service;
  • easy access to information and advice;
  • a consistent and responsive service; and
  • a service focused on rural land managers' needs.

Historic Scotland is not currently a member of the SEARS family, but is actively engaged in a number of projects and workstreams, and is considering the possibility of engaging more formally with SEARS, building on existing strong links with several of the partner organisations.

The current SEARS partners are:

For full details of the SEARS programme, visit

* Note that on July 1st, following ratification by Parliament, Deer Commission Scotland will be merged with Scottish National Heritage.
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Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: + 44 (0) 131 668 8600