Planning and guidance
Learn about our role in planning and legislation in matters affecting Scotland's historic environment.
Our role in planning
Discover how the historic environment is considered in the Scottish planning system and learn about our advisory role in planning.
Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS)
The historic environment matters us to all. This policy supports good decision making for Scotland's unique places.
Legislation and guidance
The main historic environment legislation in Scotland and how it shapes the advice we give.
Learn about our roles in environmental assessment, as an advisor, as a responsible authority and as a consultation authority.
Buildings at Risk Register
Search by planning authority to locate buildings at risk across Scotland.
Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit
Find out how SHEA reports inform the management of the historic environment.
Working with other public bodies
How we work with others in the Key Agencies Group on planning issues, and with planning authorities.