Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent
Interim guidance on the designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent.
Interim document providing detailed guidance on the application of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS).
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.
Building upon the findings of the What’s Your Heritage? project, this report outlines the findings of the consultation exercise on the draft Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS).
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
The Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland
The draft ICIA for the new Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland is being published for comment alongside the strategy draft
A Landscape Conservation Management Plan prepared for Melrose Abbey
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.