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Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Demolition 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 should be used when the future of a listed building is uncertain and demolition is being considered as an option. It should not be used in isolation and we have provided guidance on the use and adaptation of listed buildings to be used alongside this guidance.

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.