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This document sets out the policy and selection guidance used by Historic Environment Scotland when we designate historic sites and places.
We collectively have a duty of care for our historic environment. This Policy outlines how we should undertake this duty whenever a decision in the planning system will affect Scotland's historic environment.
Regulations and Procedures
This document explains the functions of Historic Environment Scotland in relation to the planning system, designations and consents.
This document explains Historic Environment Scotland's processes and policies around scheduled monuments.