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News and updates - Historic Scotland and RCAHMS

This section contains all the relevant information and news on the transition to Historic Environment Scotland

RCAHMS & Historic Scotland Transition Programme update - February 2015

Historic Environment Scotland Board

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop announced on 27th January 2015 the first Chair and board members of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

Jane Ryder OBE, former Chief Executive of the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator and Chair of Arts & Business Scotland, will become the first chair of the HES board.  She has been appointed for four years and will be joined by nine board members.

Read the full news story
Read this story on the Scottish Government website.
Download the Chair and Board Members Overview [pdf, 194kb]


Key Milestones

August 2014
Stage 2 debate at Scottish Parliament

November 2014
Stage 3 debate at Scottish Parliament

Early 2015

Bill receives Royal Assent
Secondary Legislation and Commencement Orders enter Parliament

October 2015
The new body takes on full responsibility


Previous Updates

Historic Scotland and RCAHMS update - July 2014

Historic Scotland and RCAHMS update - November 2012 (survey)

Historic Scotland and RCAHMS update - September 2012

Working Together to Secure Scotland's Heritage - August 2012


Other Resources

RCAHMS - Merger Information
Scottish Government - Historic Environment Information

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