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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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Regulations and Procedures
This document explains the functions of Historic Environment Scotland in relation to the planning system, designations and consents.
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 Planning Performance Report is a summary of our designation, management and protection of the historic environment within the Scottish Planning System.
This service statement outlines how we engage in the planning system
This document explains Historic Environment Scotland's processes and policies around scheduled monuments.
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.