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We asked

From 15 March to 5 April 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to designate Duntocher Trinity Parish Church as a category B listed building. 

This building is a relatively early and architecturally distinctive example of a post-war church, designed and constructed soon after the war to replace the previous church on the site that was destroyed during the Clydebank Blitz of 1941. Duntocher Trinity Parish Church is traditional in plan form, but its design indicates strong Continental influences, such as its use of parabolic arches and its high-quality brick and concrete construction.  

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal  

You said

We received three responses to consultation which raised no objections to the listing of the church. The response from West Dunbartonshire Council planning authority provided detailed information about the setting of the church and its relative special interest.  

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have now listed Duntocher Trinity Parish Church at category B.  We have made some changes as a result of the comments received. Our assessment and the listed building record have been amended to highlight the special interest of the setting of the church. 

The listed building record is available on our Heritage Portal and the final Report of Handling is also available. 

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed. 

Listing does not mean that Duntocher Trinity Parish Church should stay as it is forever, or even that it must always remain a church - many buildings can be repurposed for different uses. 

You can find out more about listing in our booklet, Scotland’s Listed Buildings or find out more on our website:  

Our website also has more detail about the Listed Building Consent (LBC) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) processes, as well as information on how to apply. There is additional guidance in our Managing Change series of publications. 

We asked

From 14 December to 25 January 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to designate Dundee Repertory Theatre as a category A listed building.

The building is an exceptional example of a late-20th century theatre design that was found to meet our criteria for designation. Despite being restricted by a very tight budget and a small site, the building is distinguished for its design quality and complements the historic setting of Tay Square. It is also one of only three major examples of new theatres that were purpose-built in Scotland during the theatre building boom of the 1950s-80s.

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal.

You said

We received 12 responses which contributed to our knowledge of the building and also provided insight into how the theatre is valued.

All of the responses were in favour of designating Dundee Rep as a listed building.

Dundee Rep was described as a unique and cleverly designed building that is striking, both inside and out. Overall people thought it was very successful in its function as a theatre, particularly due to its well organised layout within the constrained site. They felt that it positively contributes to the character of Tay Square and is an important cultural hub that is at the heart of the city’s arts quarter.

There was one concern that listing may prevent improvements being made to the building in terms of accessibility. One response highlighted that its continued use as a repertory theatre, or ‘rep’, is very rare within the context of Scotland and the wider UK, as many former ‘reps’ now operate as touring houses. The local authority also provided additional information about the external lighting scheme and sculptural banner pole in Tay Square.

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have now listed Dundee Repertory Theatre at category A.

Listed building record for Dundee Repertory Theatre

Download the Report of Handling from our Heritage Portal 

We have made some changes as a result of the comments received – our assessment and the listed building record have been amended to highlight the rarity of Dundee Rep as a repertory theatre.

More Information

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed.

Listing does not mean that the Dundee Rep should stay as it is forever, or even that it must always remain a theatre - many buildings can be repurposed for different uses.

You can find out more about listing in our booklet, Scotland’s Listed Buildings or find out more on our website: 

Our website also has more detail about the Listed Building Consent (LBC) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) processes, as well as information on how to apply. There is additional guidance in our Managing Change series of publications.

We asked

From 10 November to 22 December 2021, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on revisions to the inventory battlefield record for the Battle of Pinkie (September 1547).

The Battle of Pinkie was fought across the area of coastal plain now mainly agricultural land and the settlements of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Carberry and Whitecraig in East Lothian. Pinkie is believed to be the largest single battle ever fought in Scotland in terms of the numbers of combatants involved.

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal.

You said

We received four responses. None of the responses called into question the importance of the battlefield. They raised points in relation to the detail of the record, covering aspects such as the events of the battle, surviving features in the landscape, documentary evidence, and use of maps to illustrate the battle. 

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have made updates to the inventory record.

We also undertook further research to take account of feedback. On the basis of this work, we consider that the existing inventory area of interest defined by the boundary does not include sufficient land at the top of Falside Hill to account for one of the possible locations of the English army. To remedy this, we are proposing a revision to the south-eastern boundary.

We are organising a second consultation to provide opportunities for stakeholders who may be affected to comment on this proposed change.

Download the Report of Handling and comment on the second consultation from our Heritage Portal