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

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.

Consultation Responses

PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 106kb]
PDF icon Consultation Report [pdf, 79kb]

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Guidelines on the selection, designation and management of Historic Marine Protected Areas
Consultation now closed

This consultation invites views on Historic Scotland’s guidelines for selecting, designating, and managing Historic MPAs. Marine Scotland has published parallel guidance for Nature Conservation, and Demonstration & Research MPAs.

Consultation Responses

PDF icon Analysis Report HMPA Guidelines [pdf, 116kb]
PDF icon Consultation Report HMPA [pdf, 91kb]

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Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Works on Scheduled Monuments Consultation
Consultation now closed

This consultation seeks comments on a new guidance leaflet in Historic Scotland’s ‘Managing Change in the Historic Environment’ series. The guidance leaflet ‘Control of Works on Scheduled Monuments’ provides advice on how to apply for consent for works on scheduled monuments, and sets out Historic Scotland’s new powers in relation to unauthorised works. It aims to give owners, occupiers, land managers and land users clear guidance on the requirement for consent for works on scheduled monuments, and the consequences of conducting unauthorised works.

PDF icon Works on Scheduled Monuments - Consultation Reponses [pdf, 1.53MB]
PDF icon Works on Scheduled Monuments - Analysis Report [pdf, 299kb]

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Corporate Plan 2012/15 - Consultation
Consultation now closed

A public consultation on the draft Historic Scotland Corporate Plan 2012-15 ran from 5 October until 16 November 2011

PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Environment Report [pdf, 994kb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Environmental Report - Summary [pdf, 413kb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment [74kb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Consultative Draft [pdf, 575kb]
Microsoft Word icon Historic Scotland Corporate Plan - Consultation Response Form [word doc, 753kb]

Consultation Responses

Corporate Plan page

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Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011 - Consultation on Draft Regulations
Consultation now closed
This consultation seeks comments on four draft Statutory Instruments which have been prepared under certain delegated powers in the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011.
PDF icon Responses to the Consultation [pdf, 2.32mb]
PDF icon Consultation on Draft Regulations [pdf, 196kb]
PDF icon Covering letter [pdf, 94kb]
Microsoft Word icon Respondent information form [Word, 95kb]
PDF icon Consultation on Draft Regulations – Analysis Report [pdf 53kb]

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Consultation on Historic Scotland's Draft Gaelic Language Plan
Consultation now closed
In accordance with The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, Historic Scotland is legally required to produce a Gaelic Language Plan which details the work that we, as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, intend to undertake over a five year period which will put in place structures and initiatives to enable us to play our part in ensuring that Gaelic has a sustainable future in Scotland.

Our aim in developing this Plan is to encourage wider recognition of the unique and continuing contribution of Gaelic to Scottish life. We plan to achieve this by supporting the use and learning of Gaelic within Historic Scotland, and to promote it further through our interaction with other organisations, stakeholders and customers across Scotland, and where possible, throughout the world.

PDF icon The Historic Scotland Gaelic Language Plan [pdf, 256kb]

Microsoft Word icon Covering Letter and Respondent Information Form [pdf, 198kb]

PDF icon Analysis Report (English) [pdf, 83kb]

PDF icon Analysis Report (Gaelic) [pdf, 85kb]

Consultation Responses

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Celebrating and looking after Scotland's historic battlefields
Consultation now closed

Historic Scotland is currently drafting the initial tranche of entries for the new Inventory of Historic Battlefields, along with guidance notes on the management of change within these areas. When complete, the first tranche of seventeen sites will form the core of the new designation, with further additional sites undergoing consultation and inclusion in the coming months. The Inventory will make Scotland’s battlefields a material consideration of the planning process and help to protect and enhance this aspect of the nation’s heritage for education, understanding and enjoyment.

PDF icon Guidance Note [pdf, 5.3mb]
PDF icon Appendix 1 [pdf, 137 kb]
PDF icon Appendix 2 [pdf, 127kb]
PDF icon Environmental Report [pdf, 350kb]
PDF icon Consultation Analysis Report on the Managing Change in Historic Battlefields [pdf, 179kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report of Consultation on the Inventory of Historic Battlefields [pdf, 183kb]

Link to other SEA documents

PDF icon Background to the Inventory [pdf, 25kb]
PDF icon Guide to the Inventory of Historic Battlefields [pdf, 76kb]

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Mavisbank Policies Landscape Management Plan Consultation
Consultation now closed

Historic Scotland adopted a management plan for the Mavisbank Polices in January 2012.  We would like to thank all those who responded to the public consultation with written comments.  The adopted plan, alongside the documents relating to the consultation process, can be found below:

PDF icon SEA Screening Report [pdf, 595 kb]
PDF icon SEA Determination [pdf, 37 kb]
PDF icon SEA Scoping Report [pdf, 636 kb]
PDF icon Mavisbank Policies Landscape Management Plan Issues & Options Paper & Environmental Report [pdf, 5.51mb ]
Microsoft Word icon Consultation response form [word 752 kb]
PDF icon Mavisbank Policies - Landscape Management Plan 2011-2016 [pdf, 3.31mb]
PDF icon Mavisbank Policies - Landscape Management Plan 2011-2016 - Consultation & Analysis Report [pdf, 1.17mb]
PDF icon Mavisbank Policies - Landscape Management Plan - Consultation Responses [pdf, 1.65mb]

Further information on SEA

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Consultation on TCG Technical & Scientific Research Strategy 2009-2011
Consultation now closed

The Technical Conservation Group (TCG) of Historic Scotland is developing its Technical & Scientific Research Strategy for consideration by Stakeholders.  It seeks to explain how research projects are considered and evaluated as a process, both with internal research proposals and proposals from outside Historic Scotland. Current and proposed projects are also listed.

PDF icon TCG Research Strategy 2009-2011 Draft Nov 2009 [pdf, 192kb]
PDF icon HSCG Technical & Scientific Research Strategy 2010 - 2011 [pdf, 153kb]

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Consultation on Historic Scotland Guidance Notes – Managing Change in the Historic Environment
Consultation now closed

This consultation seeks views on the form and content of  a series of guidance notes to support the Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP) and Scottish Planning Policy SPP23: Planning and the Historic Environment. The initial series of 14 notes replace guidance previously provided by the Memorandum of Guidance (1998). The notes have been designed to offer clear, consistent advice to professionals, developers and applicants and be published on-line.

PDF icon Covering letter [pdf, 80kb]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Guidance Notes Consultation report - August 2009 [pdf, 162kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 56kb]
PDF icon Accessibility Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 417kb]
PDF icon Boundaries Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 443kb]
PDF icon Demolition Consultation draft 31.108.2009 [pdf, 324kb]
PDF icon Doorways Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 483kb]
PDF icon Extensions Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 328kb]
PDF icon Fixtures Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 410kb]
PDF icon Interiors Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 346kb]
PDF icon Micro-renewables Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 410kb]
PDF icon Setting Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 337kb]
PDF icon Shops Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 378kb]
PDF icon Structures Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 412kb]
PDF icon Roofs Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 438kb]
PDF icon Walls Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 416kb]
PDF icon Windows Consultation draft 31.08.2009 [pdf, 453kb]

Responses to the consultation

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Consultation on Implementation of the Removal of the Duty of Planning Authorities to Notify Historic Scotland on Certain Types of Listed Building Consent Application
Consultation now closed

This consultation explains how Historic Scotland, Perth and Kinross, Glasgow City and the City of Edinburgh Councils operated a pilot which explored whether they could issue faster listed building consents to applicants without a reduction in the quality of decisions.

The consultation document sets out how the pilot was designed and operated, and analyses its findings.  The consultation invites comments on the effectiveness of the methodology and welcomes views on how best to implement a future scheme of this type, if it is decided to offer it to all planning authorities.

Microsoft Word icon Covering letter [word, 101kb]
PDF icon Consultation on the Implementation of the Removal of the Duty to Notify [pdf,409kb ]
PDF icon Historic Scotland Monitoring Pro Forma for Removal of Duty to Notify [pdf,42kb ]
PDF icon Analysis Report - Consultation on the Implementation of the Removal of the Duty to Notify {pdf, 251kb]
Microsoft Word icon Removal of the Duty to Notify Application Pack 2010 [word, 1mb]

Responses to the Consultation

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The Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill Consultation
Consultation now closed

This consultation seeks views on the proposed provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill is a tightly-focused technical amending Bill that will introduce new provisions and remove barriers to the use of existing powers that will enhance the ability of the regulatory and planning authorities to mange our historic environment in a sustainable way for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations.

PDF icon The Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill Consultation [PDF, 416kb]
Microsoft Word icon Covering Letter [Word, 114kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report (Revised June 2010) [pdf, 134 kb]

Responses to the Consultation

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Joint Working Agreement: Consultation – Historic Scotland & Planning Authorities
Consultation now closed

The consultation outlines provision of a Joint Working Agreement between Historic Scotland and Planning Authorities in relation to Statutory Casework and consultations.  The document sets out clarification of current working practices intended to ensure that all planning authorities and Historic Scotland, work consistently and transparently to an agreed standard.

PDF icon Download consultation on a joint working agreement between Historic Scotland and Planning Authorities [149kb]
PDF icon Download Joint Working Agreement cover letter October 2008 [99kb]

Related documents

PDF icon Download Historic Scotland's Inspectorate Service Improvement Plan November 2008 [57 kb]

Read the Joint Working Ageement between Historic Scotland and Plannning Authorities in Relation to Statutory Casework and Consultation

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Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEPS): Consultation - Battlefields

Consultation now closed
The consultation on the Scottish Historic Environment Policy on Battlefields sets out proposals for Scottish Ministers' policy on Historic Battlefields.

PDF icon Historic Battlefields [PDF, 233kb]
Microsoft Word icon Covering letter and respondent information form [Word, 106kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 134kb]

Responses to the Consultation

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Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site: Consultation

Consultation now closed
The consultation on the Heart of Neolithic Orkney sets out an overarching vision and long-term aims for the World Heritage Site. For 2008-13, it highlights management issues and sets out a series of objectives to address them.

View the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Management Plan [consultative draft] herebattlefield-shep-analysis-report.pdf

Microsoft Word icon Covering letter [Word, 88kb]
Microsoft Word icon Respondent information form [Word, 59kb]
Microsoft Word icon Response form [Word, 72kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 284kb]

Responses to the Consultation

PDF icon Consultation Report [pdf, 131kb]

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Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP): Consultation: The Marine Historic Environment

Consultation now closed
The consultation on the Scottish Historic Environment Policy on the Marine Historic Environment sets out proposals for Scottish Ministers policy for the Marine Historic Environment and proposals for new legislation in this area.

PDF icon The Marine Historic Environment [pdf, 179kb]
Microsoft Word icon Covering letter and Respondent Information Form [Word, 106kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 64kb]

Responses to the Consultation

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Listed Building Consent

Consultation now closed.

This document sets out for consultation Scottish Ministers' policy for the control of works affecting buildings included in the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest and thus legally protected as 'listed buildings'.

Consultation paper: PDF icon Listed Building Consent [pdf, 120kb]
PDF icon Respondent Information Form [pdf, 34kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 109kb]

Responses to the Consultation

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Investment Review Consultation

Consultation now closed.

This consultation paper invites views on the priorities and operation of Historic Scotland's investment programmes for the archaeological sector, covering archaeological operations, grants for conservation work on ancient monuments and agreements for the management of ancient monuments. It completes the process begun in 2004 with the review of Historic Environment Grants.

Consultation paper: PDF icon Investment Review: Archaeology Funding Programmes [pdf, 432kb]
PDF icon Respondent Information Form [pdf, 32kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 125kb]
PDF icon Final Report [pdf, 142kb]

Responses to the Consultation

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Listing

Consultation now closed.

This document sets out Scottish Ministers' policy on listing, the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of 'special architectural or historic interest'.

Consultation paper: PDF icon Listing [pdf, 113kb]
PDF icon Respondent Information Form [pdf, 34kb]
PDF icon Analysis Report [pdf, 147kb]

Responses to the consultation

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Properties in the Care of Scottish Ministers

Consultation now closed.

This document sets out for consultation Scottish Ministers' policy on the conservation of and access to the properties that are looked after by Historic Scotland on the Ministers' behalf.

Consultation paper: PDF icon Properties in the Care of Scottish Ministers [pdf, 94kb]
PDF icon Respondent Information Form [pdf, 34kb]
PDF icon Analysis report [pdf, 36kb]

Responses to the consultation

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Scheduled Monument Consent

Consultation now closed

This document sets out Scottish Ministers' policy for the control of works affecting scheduled monuments, which are are monuments of national importance and are legally protected under the 1979 Act.

Consultation paper: PDF icon Scheduled Monument Consent [pdf, 110kb]
PDF icon Respondent Information Form [pdf, 34kb]
PDF icon Analysis report [pdf, 131kb]

Responses to the consultation

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Historic Scotland's Support for the Voluntary Sector

Consultation now closed.

The voluntary sector is a core part of Scottish community life. The draft operational policy paper invites views on Historic Scotland's policies and plans for providing support for the voluntary sector.

PDF icon Historic Scotland Operational Policy Paper [pdf, 208kb]
PDF icon Environmental report [pdf, 94kb]
PDF icon Analysis report [pdf, 24kb]

Responses to the consultation

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Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP)

Consultation now closed.

SHEP 1: Scotland's Historic Environment
This draft Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP) paper invites views on Scottish Ministers’ vision and overarching policies for the historic environment.

PDF icon Consultation paper [pdf, 474kb]
PDF icon Environmental report [pdf, 201kb]
PDF icon Analysis report [pdf, 44kb]

View responses to SHEP 1 on the Scottish Government website

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SHEP 3: Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Consultation now closed.

This draft Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP) paper invites views on Scottish Ministers’ policies for gardens and designed landscapes in respect of their identification and protection, the management of change, and how Historic Scotland will implement these policies.

PDF icon Consultation paper [pdf, 501kb]
PDF icon Analysis report [pdf, 32kb]

View responses to SHEP 3 on the Scottish Government website

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Valuing Volunteers Historic Scotland's Operational Policy for Promoting Volunteering
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Consultation now closed.

The Operational Policy paper invited views on the broad principles by which Historic Scotland would promote, manage and recognise the involvement and contribution of volunteers to the work of the Agency.

Responses to the consultation

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New Lanark World Heritage Site Draft Management Plan
Consultation now closed.

In accordance with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations) requirements a draft management plan for New Lanark World Heritage Site has been prepared by Historic Scotland in conjunction with the New Lanark Trust and South Lanarkshire Council.

The draft plan has been developed to provide a broad framework for the management, conservation and enhancement of  New Lanark World Heritage Site for the next five years.

PDF icon New Lanark World Heritage Site Draft Management Plan [pdf, 1.17mb]
PDF icon SEA Environmental Report [pdf, 500kb]

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Antonine Wall World Heritage Site Interpretation and Access Strategy  

Background

The Antonine Wall was built in the years following AD 142 on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. For a generation it was the northwest frontier of the Roman Empire, following a line 60 km from modern Old Kilpatrick on the north side of the River Clyde to Bo’ness on the Firth of Forth. In 2008 the Antonine Wall was inscribed as part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.

Consultation

Historic Scotland, on behalf of the Antonine Wall Partnership, invited views on a draft Interpretation Plan and Access Strategy for the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site. The draft Plan, along with the Consultation Report and SEA statement are available below. The final, amended Plan, is available here.

PDF icon Antonine Wall Interpretation and Access Strategy [1.91MB, pdf]
PDF icon Consulation Report and SEA Statement [1.48MB, pdf]

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Battlefield Consultation
Consultation now closed

Historic Scotland invited views on a group of battlefields being considered for inclusion in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields until 30th June 2012.

The Inventory identifies battlefields considered to be of national importance for the contribution they make to the archaeology and history of our nation. It includes our most significant and iconic battlefields, and provides information to aid their protection, management, interpretation and promotion. Selection criteria are set out in SHEP 2011 (Annex 6).

For each site there is a concise report describing the battlefield, the reasons for its inclusion and a map of its boundary. The Inventory map indicates the extent of the battlefield, defining the overall area considered to be of interest on the basis of research undertaken. At the end of each report, there is a list of key source material and references to aid further research and for educational use. An extended report is also available, which adds more detailed information to that in the concise report, where possible. Further information about the Inventory can be found at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/battlefields.


Consultation Documents

Draft consultation documents are available to view on request.

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Designation of Historic Marine Protected Areas under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010
Consultation now closed

This consultation invited comments on amendments to the Drumbeg Historic MPA which came into force under urgent procedures on 18 March 2013 and proposals for a further six Historic Marine Protected Areas,  all of which have been prepared under the provisions of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.

Proposals:

PDF icon Drumbeg, Sutherland [pdf, 360kb[

PDF icon Campania, Firth of Forth [pdf, 426kb]

PDF icon Dartmouth, Sound of Mull [pdf, 316kb]

PDF icon Duart Point, Sound of Mull [pdf, 311kb]

PDF icon Kinlochbervie, Sutherland [pdf, 338kb]

PDF icon Mingary, Ardnamurchan [pdf, 302kb]

PDF icon Out Skerries, Shetland [pdf, 371kb]

Consultation Report:

PDF icon Consultation Report [pdf, 94kb]

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Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Management Plan 2014-19 – Consultation

Consultation now closed

The Management Plan Partners (Historic Scotland, Orkney Islands Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) invited comments on the draft HONO WHS Management Plan 2014-19. This plan will provide a broad framework for the management, conservation and enhancement of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site for the next five years. The draft Plan is available below.

PDF icon Heart of Neolithic Orkney Draft Management Plan [pdf, 3.30mb]

Read more about this consultation.





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