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19 December 2022

HES welcomes grant in aid from Scottish Government budget

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has welcomed grant in aid funding of £72.7 million as part of the Scottish Government’s 2023-2024 Budget.

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This is an increase of £2.6m from the 2022-23 budget. Grant in aid funding forms one part of HES’ budget, with the remainder coming from commercial income which has seen strong recovery as the tourism sector has returned following the impact of COVID.

The confirmation of the budget allocation will support skills and jobs and help HES to prioritise activities for the next financial year through its Annual Operating Plan.

Published each April, the plan will set out HES’ ambitions to continue to make a core contribution against key agendas including economic recovery, climate change and journey to net zero, skills and education and wellbeing.

You can visit the Scottish Government's website for further information on the budget.

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES) 

  • We are the lead public body charged with caring for, protecting and promoting the historic environment. We will lead on delivering Scotland’s first strategy for the historic environment, Our Place in Time.
  • Historic Scotland, Scran, Canmore, The National Collection of Aerial Photography (NCAP), The Engine Shed, Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle are sub-brands of HES.
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For further information, please contact:

Stacey Shaw
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
Mobile: 07221 959 962