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External consultation: Places, People and Planning
"External consultation: Places, People and Planning" is our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Places, People and Planning Position Statement in June 2017.
Fire Protection and the Built Heritage
Conference proceedings (1998) covering fire legislation, protection measures and fire management in historic buildings.
Fire Safety Management in Traditional Buildings
Guide for Practitioners 7
A guide to identifying and assessing fire risk, with advice on management and an overview of legislation.
Our annual magazine showcasing technical conservation within Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and our partners.
Forfar Academy, Angus
Use and adaptation of listed buildings
This case study illustrates how a 200-year-old school building in Forfar town centre was transformed to provide much-needed affordable homes.
Green Recovery Case Studies
A series of case studies that demonstrate how our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society.
Green Recovery Statement for The Historic Environment
Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future
Our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society. Find out how in this Statement.
Guidance on Conservation Areas
Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent
Interim guidance on the designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent.
Guidance on Designating Local Landscape Areas
Guidance to help local authorities refresh their approach to local landscape designations, jointly developed by HES and NatureScot.
Guidance on the Principles of Listed Building Consent
Interim document providing detailed guidance on the application of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS).
Guide to Energy Retrofit of Traditional Buildings
This guide looks into the thermal retrofit of traditional buildings to improve their energy performance, through a range of fabric improvements measures to different elements of a structure.
Historic Environment Policy for Scotland
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.