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We're changing

We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

Looking after our heritage

Advice, guidance and policies on key subjects relating to the historic environment from designation to climate change, conservation and world heritage.

Castle Roy and Abernethy Church, listed building within the Cairngorms National Park.
Abandoned Farmhouse, Glenlivit, Highlands
Conservation Group has a wide remit ranging from the conservation and maintenance of the Scottish built heritage, including our properties and monuments, to highlighting issues within the built heritage sector such as championing traditional skills development and sustainable sourcing of materials.

Read more about our work

Visit our new dedicated Technical Conservation website

Climate Change
Historic Scotland is contributing to the government’s strategy to tackle climate change and reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint whilst maintaining prosperity.

We are playing an important part in the government’s Greener Scotland strategic objective to improve Scotland’s natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it.

Find out more about our role in climate change.

Read our climate change blog.