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Asset Management Plan 2018
This plan outlines the steps we are taking to maintain not just the historic properties and items in its care, but modern site structures such as car parks, bridges and electrical infrastructure.
Asset Transfer Policy Statement and Guidance
This document outlines our commitment to facilitating Asset Transfer Requests where they benefit communities and secure positive outcomes for the historic environment.
These reports present a summary of our activities to support biodiversity.
Business Plan 2016-17
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.
Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) Initial Screening Draft
The Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland
The partial BRIA for the development of the new Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland is being published for comment alongside the strategy draft.
Call for Views - Climate Change Plan Update
Historic Environment Scotland responds to a call for views from two Parliamentary committees on the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan Update.
Carraighean Clàraichte - Stiùreadh air clàradh charraighean fo Achd Charraighean agus Sgìrean Àirseachail 1979, airson sealbhadairean, luchd-còmhhaidh agus manaidsearan. HES.
Climate Action Plan 2020-25
Our five-year plan details our climate action ambitions for the historic environment for 2020-25.
Climate Ready HES
Our organisations first climate change adaptation plan, setting out how we will prepare for the risk and impacts associated with climate change
Code of Good Practice in Research
"Code of Good Practice in Research" is a policy document outlining the Code of Good Practice in Research at Historic Environment Scotland. Available for download in PDF format.
Compliance and Enforcement at Scheduled Monuments
HES is responsible for the protections in the 1979 Act of Parliament. We give permission for works at scheduled monuments through a process called scheduled monument consent.
Conservation of Ancient Architectural Monuments in Scotland
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.