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Communications and Media

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We handle all communications for Historic Scotland including conservation, commercial & tourism, designation consent applications, policy matters, public local inquiries (PLIs), staff matters and our 345 properties in care. We are also the press office team to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs on matters of heritage.



Media - Out of Hours
Communications & Media Team                                             
Telephone: 07721 959 962
Email: Out of Hours

Lisa Nicholson
Director of Communications
Telephone 0131 668 8852 or 07500 065 438
Email Communications & Media Team
Iona Matheson
Senior Media Officer
Telephone 0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858
Email Communications & Media Team

Ruth Quinn
Digital Media Manager
Telephone 0131 668 8967
Email Digital Team
Alan Bannon
Communications Officer
Telephone 0131 668 8588 or 07854 366 8805
Email Communications & Media Team

Alasdair MacCaluim (part time Mon-Wed morning) & Kirsty MacDonald
Gaelic Language and Policy Officers
Telephone 0131 668 8985
Email Communications & Media Team

Paul Spence
Communications Business Manager
Telephone 0131 668 8731
Email Communications & Media Team

Barry McPherson
Communcations and engagement officer
Telephone 0131 668 8097
Email Communications & Media Team



Campaign & Marketing Services (Commercial Division)

Developing and implementing marketing campaigns for our 345 properties in care, brand development for the commercial division, developing print materials and arranging distribution of these across Scotland.

Lisa Robshaw
Marketing Manager
Telephone 0131 668 8952                                                     
Email Marketing Team

Jean Burke
Marketing Executive
Telephone 0131 668 8685
Email Marketing Team

Nicola McCrae
Marketing Executive - Stirling Castle
Telephone 01786 431 325                                                     
Email Marketing Team





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