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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).
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.
Scotland's strategy for sustainable management of the historic environment.
The voluntary arrangements for dealing with proposals for works to the external fabric of buildings in ecclesiastical use which were it not for the exemption would require listed building consent.