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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.

Acting Chief Executive

Ian Walford, Acting Chief Executive

Ian Walford
Chief Executive

Ian joined Historic Scotland as Chief Operating Officer in June 2011 and became Acting Chief Executive in July 2012.

Ian joined the Civil Service in Whitehall in 1987 before moving to the Scottish Office in Edinburgh in 1993. He has been involved in a number of high profile projects, including leading the Scotland Bill team in 1997-98 and heading the first Scottish Cabinet Secretariat in 1999-2000.

Ian was also involved in leading the planning for Scottish Executive involvement in the G8 summit at Gleneagles in 2005 and setting up Scottish Resilience within the Scottish Government in 2008 to co-ordinate emergency planning and response across Scotland.

Contact us

Ian Walford
Chief Executive
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: + 44 (0) 131 668 8693