About Us

Public Services Reform Act (Scotland) 2010

Take a look at our financial disclosures and information we publish in line with the Act.

1 Overview

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 requires public bodies, including Historic Environment Scotland, to publish certain information relating to our expenditure.

We publish disclosures annually as part of our commitment to openness and transparency.

The disclosures include statements on how we are:

  • supporting the Scottish Government's plan for Scotland to flourish through increased sustainable growth
  • working to improve our own efficiency, effectiveness and economy as an organisation

The disclosures also reflect our payments above £25,000 to companies and organisations who provide services to us as part of our work to protect, present and promote Scotland’s historic environment.

2 Disclosures

Our financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Statement of expenditure 2017-18

Public relations £3,427,000
Overseas travel £73,000
Hospitality and entertainment £72,000
External consultancy £379,000
Remunerations received in excess of £150,000 Nil

Our public relations expenditure disclosure includes internal staff time and amounts spent on publications and printing, conferences and exhibitions, advertising and other marketing.

It also includes expenditure on our commercial activities, which helped generate income of £58 million in 2017-18, as well as public engagement around our other work.

The increase in 2017-18 is partly due to increased market research and advertising for our commercial work as well as increased public engagement linked to the year of History, Heritage & Archaeology.

Overseas travel costs include costs covered by project funding by third parties.

Statement of expenditure 2016-17

Public relations £2,520,000
Overseas travel £80,000
Hospitality and entertainment £49,000
External consultancy £312,000
Remunerations received in excess of £150,000 Nil

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