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Annual Operating Plan 2021-22

A child is sitting on rocks in front of Tantallon Castle in the East Lothian

Historic Environment Scotland are working towards our vision of Heritage For All. Our Corporate Plan sets out the path we will follow to reach this vision over the coming years.

This is our plan for 2021-22. Annual Operating Plan commitments include:

  • prioritising the health and wellbeing of our staff as we balance our ambitions with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • increasing and enhancing the use of digital in the work of the organisation, focusing on digital innovation to foster creativity and inclusion through digital access and experiences. A Digital strategy has recently been signed off by the Board and we will be sharing this with you in the coming weeks.  
  • tackling inequalities and increase inclusion, access to and participation in Scotland’s historic environment through recently published Equality Outcomes.   
  • using the opportunity of COP26 in Glasgow to advocate for the importance of the historic environment for carbon reduction and inspiring climate action and continue HES’s world-leading climate change work.   
  • progressing the phased launch of our refreshed grants programme to support COVID-19 recovery.
  • enhance communities’ use of their heritage in placemaking, integrating the historic environment into local, city and regional placemaking
  • developing an approach to tourism which is more sustainable for particular sites and communities.   
  • promoting the historic environment sector as a provider of the green jobs and skills that will be crucial to the development of a wellbeing economy.   
  • re-shaping the organisation to provide a stronger customer and community focus through an enhanced regional model; foster opportunities to work together and create an organisation where we all have opportunities to develop and progress
  • Audiences:

    Corporate Interest Users
  • Date Published:

    11 June 2021
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Corporate, Annual Operating Plan, Operational Policy
  • Format(s):

    Download PDF

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