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Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Use and Adaptation of Listed Buildings

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This document is part of a series of non-statutory guidance notes about managing change in the historic environment. They explain how to apply the policies in the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland.

This guidance note aims to support, promote and enable the continued use, reuse and adaptation of listed buildings. It is focused towards buildings whose long-term future is uncertain.

We have also published a series of best practice case studies exploring how change can be managed in listed buildings in Scotland.

We regularly review and update our policy advice and guidance. When we propose any changes, we hold public consultations to ensure your opinions can help to shape the guidance we provide. Find out more about our current consultations.