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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.

Our archaeology funding programme


The Archaeology Funding Programme operates under section 45 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.  Its main purpose is to mitigate destruction of archaeological sites (including buildings) and landscapes through the funding of projects involving survey, excavation, advice, training and education.

Work is commissioned on a commercial basis or (wherever possible) by grants to bodies such as universities or heritage trusts.





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