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Strategy for the protection, management and promotion of marine heritage 2011-16

The Scottish Government is committed to a marine vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse marine and coastal environments that meet the long term needs of people and nature.  This vision includes protecting and, where appropriate, enhancing our most important marine heritage assets in such a way that they can be valued, understood, and enjoyed.

This consultation invites views on Historic Scotland’s implementation strategy for protecting, managing and promoting marine heritage under new marine legislation. The strategy identifies objectives across three strategic aims, helping to advance knowledge about marine heritage and make information widely available, improving stewardship of key marine heritage sites, and developing wider understanding and enjoyment of marine heritage.
An Action Plan is included for 2011-2012 that will be updated annually over the strategy term with reports on progress against actions from the previous year. Beyond this, the strategy provides a framework to set out how Historic Scotland will work with partners on related issues to contribute to and deliver longer term aims and objectives up until 2016.

PDF icon Historic Scotland Marine Strategy 2011-16 [PDF, 381kb]
Microsoft Word icon Historic Scotland Marine Strategy Consultation Response Form [Word, 403 kb]

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

Christine Kelly
Scheduling and Marine
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh EH9 1SH

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Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: + 44 (0) 131 668 8600