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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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This statement regulates the acquisition and disposal by HS of portable or semi portable artefacts. The adoption of this policy is a requirement under the MLA Council's Museum Accreditation scheme.
Our Annual Operating Plan sets out deliverables for Historic Environment Scotland in 2017-18.
Our Annual Operating Plan sets out deliverables for Historic Environment Scotland in 2018-19.
Heritage For All
The vision in our Corporate Plan sets out the path from 2019 onwards. This is our detailed plan for 2019-20.
This guide is a starting point for those wishing to discover how to deal with archaeology and the historic environment in general in the context of modern environmentally-friendly farming.
This document outlines operational policies controlling the management and use of archives and collections in the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
This document outlines our commitment to facilitating Asset Transfer Requests where they benefit communities and secure positive outcomes for the historic environment.
Our Business Plan charts what resources will be made available, what we are looking to achieve and how we’ll measure our performance, and how we will deliver what we set out in our Corporate Plan.
Carraighean Clàraichte - Stiùreadh air clàradh charraighean fo Achd Charraighean agus Sgìrean Àirseachail 1979, airson sealbhadairean, luchd-còmhhaidh agus manaidsearan. HES.
This booklet offers guidance for owners of architectural monuments on the principles by which works should be carried out in reference to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979.
This is a policy document detailing rules and where dogs are permitted at our places to visit.
This leaflet provides guidance for those directly involved with organising work in historic burial grounds on how to minimise the damage caused by emergency measures to ensure monument stability.