1 Overview

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit (SHEA) provides an analysis of key trends in the historic environment sector.

It contains key facts and figures that are useful both to the sector and to anyone with an interest in the historic environment.

Data includes:

  • number of recorded and protected assets
  • condition of assets
  • funding, management and employment
  • benefits from the historic environment such as visitor numbers, participation, economic value and attitudes

Our historic environment makes a valuable contribution to the Scottish Government’s strategic objectives and to the National Performance Framework.

SHEA reports are prepared by Historic Environment Scotland, with input from colleagues across the historic environment sector.

2 How the results are used

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit (SHEA) is used to provide facts and figures about the historic environment, and to highlight gaps in our knowledge. Its information is used by various groups, including:

  • the Scottish Government
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • local authorities
  • the historic environment sector as a whole

Data from SHEA is used to help inform decisions about the management of the historic environment. It also guides the development of policy, strategy, planning and resource allocation. Future editions of SHEA will help measure the success of Our Place in Time, the historic environment strategy for Scotland.

3 Download audit reports

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2014

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2014 – Summary report [PDF, 532KB]

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2014 – Main report [PDF 1.38MB]

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2012

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2012 – Summary report [PDF, 476KB]

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2012 – Main report [PDF, 80KB]

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2010

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2010 – Summary report [PDF, 306KB]

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit 2010 – Main report [PDF, 1.7MB]

Listed buildings by listing category by local authority at 31/3/10 [PDF, 29.6KB]

Scheduled monuments by local authority at 31/3/10 [PDF, 18KB]

2008 baseline data tables: Indicators for Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit

Theme A – Identification, designation and condition of the historic environment [PDF, 60KB]

Theme B – Managing and resourcing the historic environment [PDF, 56KB]

Theme C – Benefits of the historic environment [PDF, 86KB]

2007: A Review of existing information for Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit

This report is intended to fulfil the Ministerial instructions to gather available information on the state of the historic environment and to identify gaps in the evidence base. The immediate focus of the report is a survey of associated data, designed to inform future decisions on what baseline data to use for the audit process.

A Review of existing information for Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit [PDF, 1.68MB]

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