1 Overview

This scheme awards grants to fund the preparation of landscape management plans for Inventory gardens and designed landscapes.

Up to £6,000 may be awarded per application.

Gardens and designed landscapes are a significant and fragile element of Scotland’s historic environment.

An owner can use a landscape management plan to:

  • explore the history and development of a site
  • help plan for the future
  • manage change appropriately

2 Eligibility

Only sites included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland will be considered for a Landscape Management Plan Grant. 

For designed landscapes with multiple owners, it is best if all owners:

  • support the production of a landscape management plan
  • can contribute to the cost of preparing the plan

We recognise that this isn’t always possible, however.

So we will also consider on their own merit applications for sites in multiple ownership made by a single owner, where their ownership covers a significant part of the landscape. 

3 Criteria for awarding grants

Grants may cover up to 50% of the cost of a landscape management plan.

A consultant who has an established record of such work in the area of historic gardens and landscapes must prepare the plan.

We must consider it beneficial for the garden or landscape to have its own management plan.

4 How to apply

We accept applications for Landscape Management Plan Grants throughout the year. 

Download the Application Form [PDF, 125KB]

You should refer to the guidance below when filling out the form.

Send your completed form to:

Investment Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

You can email your form to grants@hes.scot, but you must still send a signed hard copy of the declaration page by post.

Historic Environment Scotland is bound by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. This means that any information that you send us or which is provided to help process your application may be made publicly available.


Landscape Management Plan Grants Scheme guidance notes [PDF, 92KB]

5 Contact

You can contact us with your questions about the Landscape Management Plan Grants Scheme.

Email: grants@hes.scot 
Telephone: 0131 668 8801

Investment Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place