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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.
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.
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 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.
Information on the Listing of farm buildings in Scotland.
Working in a Graveyard
Information on the legal implications of work on a historic graveyard.
Information on best practice in maintaining a historic graveyard from planning through to implementation.
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
This policy paper sets a simple framework for archaeological work.