Elly is responsible for our Heritage Directorate which leads our role in protecting, understanding and sharing information about Scotland’s historic environment. This includes providing advice, policy and guidance about the historic environment as well as recognising and protecting our historic places through survey and recording and designations and consents. Elly’s role also encompasses looking after internationally significant archives and maintaining the National Record of the Historic Environment.
Since joining Historic Environment Scotland in 2002, Elly has 20 years of experience working in the heritage sector. She has worked in a variety of roles mostly within our designations and consents and advice functions. She has an MA Honours degree in History of Art from the University of St Andrews as well as a postgraduate diploma in the same subject. She is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.