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Compliance and Enforcement at Scheduled Monuments

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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. We investigate any works that happen without our permission.

We call the process of making sure that any unauthorised works are handled appropriately ‘compliance’. Where the law has been broken, we can take enforcement action.

  • Audiences:

    Corporate Interest Users, Researchers, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    02 March 2020
  • Last Updated:

    16 January 2024
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
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  • Subjects:

    History, Scotland