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Corporate Plan 2012/15 - Consultation

A public consultation on the draft Historic Scotland Corporate Plan 2012-15 has been launched.

The Purpose of the Plan
Under Historic Scotland’s Framework Document Scottish Ministers are responsible for setting the policy and resources framework within which Historic Scotland operates. This includes approving a Corporate Plan for the Agency. The Corporate Plan forms the top tier of Historic Scotland’s performance management framework and supports the delivery of the Scottish Government Purpose of sustainable economic growth, National Outcomes and Strategic Priorities. The current Corporate Plan comes to an end in 2011. The new Corporate Plan will set out Historic Scotland’s vision for the historic environment and the strategic priorities for the Agency over the next three years.

Developing the Draft
Key inputs to the draft have included the Scottish Government’s manifesto commitments, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs’ statement of priorities for her portfolio, the Spending Review 2011, the new Programme for Government, the revised Government Economic Strategy and stakeholder feedback received during the Heritage Convention in November last year.  Pre-consultation events have been held with partners in the heritage sector and colleagues from across Scottish Government and their feedback has been taken into account in the consultation draft of the Plan.

The consultation draft does not yet contain the illustrative annexes listed on the contents page. This will allow us to take account of consultation feedback in producing the final version of the Plan. The published copy will also be designed and will include the full list of annexes.

The Impact of the Plan
The Plan was developed in tandem with a Strategic Environmental Assessment to allow us to consider the impact our stated outcomes will have on the environment. The Environmental Report is attached for information. The information received in response to the consultation will also allow us to complete a business and regulatory impact assessment as well as an equalities impact assessment. This will give us a rounded picture of the impact of our activities, allowing us to mitigate potentially negative impacts and take advantage of opportunities to optimise positive impacts.

PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Consultative Draft [pdf, 575kb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Environmental Report [pdf, 994kb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Environmental Report - Summary [pdf, 412kb]
Microsoft Word icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Consultation Response Form [word doc, 753kb]

Your Feedback
All responses should be sent to Alternatively, if you are responding by post, please send your responses to:

Denise Mattison
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh EH9 1SH

Closing date for responses is Wednesday 16th November 2011.

If you would like to hold an event to discuss the Corporate Plan, we will be happy to come along, subject to availability. Please contact Denise Mattison as above.

Information on SEA available at

Other documents of interest

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8742