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Skills Investment Plan (SIP) for Scotland's Historic Environment

Front cover of the Skills Investment Plan

The historic environment comprises a large range of professions, occupations, freelancers, businesses, researchers and volunteers, and their skills and knowledge are the life blood of the sector. The SIP recognises the need to support our workforce and to nurture their skills, knowledge, expertise, and personal qualities.

Initially published in 2019, the SIP has been reviewed and refreshed following consultation, to ensure it can support the delivery of Our Past, Our Future, the strategy for Scotland’s historic environment and grow the skills needed to deliver its priorities. The SIP is a collective framework for collaborations and will work towards three priorities over the next five years: growing provision and building capacity, attracting future talent and improving access, and fostering innovation.