1 Overview

Many of our consultations are advertised on the Tell Me Scotland website.

Tell Me Scotland provides a free public information notice service for Scotland. You can visit the website to find public notices from all of Scotland’s local authorities and many of its public bodies.

Can’t find the consultation you’re looking for? View our closed consultation reports.

2 Asset Transfer and Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland have recently published an interim policy on how we will facilitate Asset Transfer under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and would like to hear your views.

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, community bodies have the right to request the transfer of land and other assets to community ownership. Community bodies can make an Asset Transfer Request for assets owned or leased by us, or that we manage on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

Historic Environment Scotland is committed to facilitating asset transfer where it will bring benefits to communities and secure positive outcomes for the historic environment.

In support of this, we have published Interim Policy, Procedure and Guidance as well as our Register of Assets.

Download Register of Assets [PDF, 336 KB]

Download Asset Transfer Policy Statement, Procedure and Guidance [PDF, 236 KB]

Download Equality Impact Assessment [PDF, 96 KB]

Your feedback

We appreciate your feedback on the guidance and register before they are finalised.

Submit your comments online.

For more information, please contact Gillian Rodger at consult@hes.scot or on 0131 668 8989.

This consultation will close at 6pm on Friday 24 March 2017.

3 An Asset Management Approach to the Historic Environment

Historic Environment Scotland have produced a guidance note for government departments, local authorities, public bodies and those with large estates with multiple historic environment assets.

This document is an adaptation and expansion of Chapter 5 of the Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP), December 2011. SHEP was replaced in June 2016 by the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement (HESPS). Chapter 5 of SHEP was not replicated in HESPS, and we have drafted a standalone guidance note on Asset Management.

Download An Asset Management Approach to the Historic Environment [PDF, 308 KB]

Your feedback

We hope you can take the time to offer your comments or advice, particularly as the draft document is intended to be used by a wider range of estates, including those that are privately owned.

Submit your comments online.

If you would prefer to submit your comments by post, a printed copy of the feedback form is available by contacting the Heritage Directorate business support on 0131 668 8716 or hmstakeholderEngagement@hes.scot.

This consultation will close on Thursday 23 March 2017.

4 Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Windows

Historic Environment Scotland are updating our series of non-statutory guidance notes on best practices in Managing Change in the Historic Environment. These documents provide guidance on making changes to the historic environment and are in line with Scottish Planning Policy and Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.
 
We are now seeking comments on our revised guidance on windows and would greatly appreciate your views on this draft to help us finalise the text.

We are particularly keen to hear from those who have experience in applying for permission to replace windows (whether as an applicant or agent) in listed buildings or within conservation areas and those in local authorities involved in determining applications.

The consultation document is text only at this stage, and will be fully illustrated and edited before publication.

Download Managing Change In The Historic Environment: Windows - Draft [PDF, 165 KB]

Your feedback

The survey asks 7 questions and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Submit your comments online.

Unless you give us your permission to publicly share your responses and attribute them to you, any views expressed will be anonymised and non-attributable to individuals and organisations.

For a paper version of the questionnaire or for more information, please contact hmstakeholderengagement@hes.scot or 0131 668 8716.

This consultation will close on Friday 28 April 2017.

5 New guidance on research excavations

Historic Environment Scotland are updating our series of non-statutory guidance notes on best practices in Managing Change in the Historic Environment. These documents provide guidance on making changes to the historic environment and are in line with Scottish Planning Policy and Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.
 
We are now seeking comments on a new guidance note on research excavations and would greatly appreciate your views on this draft to help us finalise the text.

We are particularly keen to hear from those who have experience in applying for scheduled monument consent (SMC) to undertake research excavations.

The consultation document contains both text and images. The final document will be fully edited and use our new design for the managing change series.

Download Managing Change In The Historic Environment: Research Excavations - Draft [PDF, 1.08 MB]

Your feedback

The survey asks 6 questions and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Submit your comments online.

Unless you give us your permission to publicly share your responses and attribute them to you, any views expressed will be anonymised and non-attributable to individuals and organisations.

For a paper version of the questionnaire or for more information, please contact hmstakeholderengagement@hes.scot or 0131 668 8716.

This consultation will close on Friday 5 May 2017.

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