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We have created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.
A guide to scheduling under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 for owners occupiers and land managers.
Gaelic version available.
This document explains the new voluntary arrangements for dealing with proposals for works to the external fabric of buildings in ecclesiastical use which were it not for the exemption would require listed building consent.
On 28 October 2008 at the Planning Summit John Swinney Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth set out how the Scottish Government would deliver planning reform for Scotland. As part of this each Government Agency has produced a plan for service improvement. Historic Scotland's plan sets out what we are doing and will do to contribute to delivering and measuring a high quality planning service in Scotland.
The Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP ) document sets out Scottish Minister's policies for the historic environment provides greater policy direction for Historic Scotland and provides a framework that informs the day-to-day work of a range of organisations that have a role and interest in managing the historic environment.
Visit our Technical Conservation website for our range of conservation publications available to buy online.