Live /

Many historic places are still open for visitors, outwith Level 4 COVID protection areas. Book in advance and check if Scottish Government travel restrictions apply before travelling.


Archives and Research

Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Castles and Tower Houses

Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Castles and Towerhouses

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.

The document provides guidance for anyone considering a castle consolidation or restoration project, such as owners, local authorities or other interested parties. It sets out the principles that apply to works on castles and tower houses and helps guide decision-making on consent for applications relating to castles.

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.