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Ministerial Response to Recent HEACS Reports

The Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland (HEACS) submitted reports and recommendations on:

  • the Infrastructure of the Historic Environment; and
  • the Economic Impact of the Historic Environment in Scotland
to Michael Russell, the Minister for Culture, External Affairs, and the Constitution in recent months.

A copy of his response to HEACS chairwoman, Elizabeth Burns CMG, OBE, welcoming the reports and setting out how the Government will take forward their recommendations can be read here:

PDF icon  response to HEACS chairwoman, Elizabeth Burns CMG, OBE [pdf, 2mb].

Copies of the reports can be found on the HEACS website

Urquhart Castle

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