Explore scheduled monument consent, used to ensure that any changes to monuments of national importance are appropriate, and find out when permission is needed.
Learn about the process we follow to make scheduled monument consent decisions, from pre-application discussions to the right of appeal.
Find out about how to apply for scheduled monument consent, what supporting information to include and the need to notify the owner that you intend to apply.
Find scheduled monument consent application forms and guidance, including consent variation or discharge of conditions application forms.
Many scheduled monuments require little attention, but some will benefit from simple changes in land use or more proactive management.
View specific examples under each category of works to scheduled monuments that will require scheduled monument consent.
Learn about the main survey techniques used to examine scheduled monuments and see what kind of consent is required for each.
You must apply for metal and mineral detecting consent to use any equipment capable of detecting metal within a protected place (a scheduled monument or monument in the ownership or guardianship of Scottish Ministers).
Some types of works don’t require scheduled monument consent as they’re covered under class consent.
We will take enforcement action where the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act is breached.
Details of scheduled monument enforcement notices are listed on our website or Decisions Portal.
Details of all scheduled monument consent applications received before 1 October 2015 are listed in one document per financial year.
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