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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent
Interim guidance on the designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent.
Interim document providing detailed guidance on the application of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS).
Published in April 2020 in lieu of our Annual Operating Plan in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
The Plan comes on the back of our first 6-month Action Plan, which was produced in April in response to Covid-19 in place of an Annual Operating Plan
This suite of documents sets out the purpose, guiding principles and operational policies for the Digital Repository.
This statement set out what Intangible Cultural Heritage means, how it relates to the historic environment, and how HES will work with it over the coming years
An extract from the memorandum of guidance regarding farms and stables.
This report gives a progress update on our Equality Outcomes and a glimpse into some projects, partnerships and highlights from the past two years.
This document recognises that our people are our most important asset and articulates how our staff will contribute to achieving our visions.
Scotland's strategy for sustainable management of the historic environment.
Chaidh am plana seo a dhealbhadh fo iarrtas reachdail mar phàirt de Achd na Gàidhlig 2005.
HES Records Management Plan and subsequent assessment by the Keeper of the Records Plan
HES Records Management Plan and subsequent assessment by the Keeper of the Records Plan.