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  • Designating the former Mecca Cinema at 124 Balmore Road, Glasgow

    Designating the former Mecca Cinema at 124 Balmore Road, Glasgow

    We are proposing to designate the former Mecca Cinema at 124 Balmore Road, Glasgow as a listed building . The Mecca Cinema, opened in 1933, is a rare survival of a 1930s cinema which retains its architecturally distinctive character to the main elevation. It is a notable example of the work of architect James McKissack, a foremost Scottish cinema designer of the earlier...

    Closed 15 May 2024

  • Designating part of the buildings at Glassford Waterworks, Strathaven

    Designating part of the buildings at Glassford Waterworks, Strathaven

    We are proposing to designate part of the buildings of the Glassford Waterworks as a listed building . Glassford Waterworks, constructed in 1895, is a notable example of buildings associated with the provision of clean water in the late 19th century. The buildings survive largely in their original form and retain many of the features associated with their function as a water works. The...

    Closed 1 May 2024

  • Visitor Feedback Survey 2023-2024

    Visitor Feedback Survey 2023-2024

    We hope you enjoyed your recent visit to one of our attractions. We would love to hear your feedback about your visitor experience. Results from this survey will be used to produce reports that will help us to understand the extent to which we are 'getting it right' for our wide range of visitors. If you would like to leave any comments, please do so in the boxes provided throughout the...

    Closed 30 April 2024

  • Managing Change Underwater Heritage

    Managing Change Underwater Heritage

    The Managing Change guidance series supports good decision-making and explains how to apply the policies in the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS) and the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). It will also help anyone interested in a decision on a specific topic to understand the decision-making process. Historic Environment Scotland (HES)...

    Closed 5 March 2024

  • Designating Bell's Sports Centre, Perth

    Designating Bell's Sports Centre, Perth

    We propose to designate Bell's Sports Centre as a listed building . Bell’s Sports Centre, opened in 1968, is one of Scotland’s earliest purpose-built, indoor sports centres. The domed sports hall has special architectural and historic interest as an exceptional surviving example of a new building type that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Designed to accommodate a range of...

    Closed 23 February 2024

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We asked

From 13 March to 1 May 2024, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on a proposal to list part of the buildings of the Glassford Waterworks.

Glassford Waterworks, constructed in 1895, is a notable example of buildings associated with the provision of clean water in the late 19th century. The buildings survive largely in their original form and retain many of the features associated with their function as a water works. The wider setting has been partially altered but a number of ancillary features are retained, contributing our understanding of how the site would have originally operated. The buildings form part of a group of historic structures that are of social historical interest for what they can tell us about the supply of clean water to the district in the late-19th century and the municipal ambition of the period.

Through Citizen Space, we invited members of the public to tell us if they agreed with the proposed designation and if they had further comments to make. 

We consulted directly with South Lanarkshire Council as the planning authority, and with owners of the site. 

Our selection guidance for designation and the policies we work to are published in the Designations Policy and Selection Guidance document.  

You said

We received four responses to the consultation, including responses from the owners. No one raised issues that brought into question the cultural significance of the site for designation. 

We have reported in more detail on the consultation in our Report on Handling, which can be downloaded from the Heritage Portal or from the bottom of this page. 

We did

After considering the comments received during consultation, we have listed the buildings at category C, listed building ref: LB52633.  

We have published a Report on Handling for this case on the Heritage Portal. This can also be downloaded below:

We asked

From 7 December 2023 to 23 February 2024, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on a proposal to list Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth. 

Bell’s Sports Centre, opened in 1968, is one of Scotland’s earliest purpose-built, indoor sports centres. The domed sports hall has special architectural and historic interest as an exceptional surviving example of a new building type that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Designed to accommodate a range of sporting courts and community activities, the building reflects the increase in leisure time and the importance placed on health and well-being for wider public benefit during this period. It is the only domed sports facility in Scotland, and it is the second example of a domed sports hall to be built in the United Kingdom.   

Through Citizen Space, we invited members of the public to tell us if they agreed with the proposed designation and if they had further comments to make. 

We consulted directly with Perth and Kinross Council as the planning authority and owner of the site, and the tenants of the building. 

Our selection guidance for designation and the policies we work to are published in the Designations Policy and Selection Guidance document.  

You said

We received a total of 40 responses to consultation, including one response from the local authority, one response from an interested party and 38 responses to our online survey.  

The overwhelming majority of people who responded expressed strong support for the designation. No one raised issues that brought into question the cultural significance of the site for designation. However, many of the comments noted the flood risk at the site and the perceived impact listing may have on the future use of the building.  

We have reported in more detail on the consultation in our Report on Handling, which can be downloaded from the Heritage Portal or from the bottom of this page. 

Comments from the online survey are published in full (where we have appropriate permissions). The report can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 

We did

After considering the comments received during consultation, we have 

We have published a Report on Handling for this case on the Heritage Portal. This can also be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

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We asked

From 29 January to 19 February 2024, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on a proposal to include Crawick Multiverse on the Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes.

As the largest and final completed land art project by Charles Jencks in the UK, the site is an important representation of his work, drawing on his earlier works, and a lifetime of postmodern critical enquiry into the nature and meaning of art, architecture and culture.

Through Citizen Space, we invited members of the public to tell us if they agreed with the proposed designation and if they had further comments to make.

We consulted directly with Dumfries and Galloway Council as the planning authority, Crawick Multiverse Board of Trustees, Buccleuch Estates and other interested parties – The 20th Century Society, Docomomo and Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage.

Our selection guidance for designation and the policies we work to are published in the Designations Policy and Selection Guidance document. 

You said

We received 4 responses from those we consulted with directly. We received no responses to our online survey.

No one raised issues that brought into question the cultural significance of the site for designation.

We have reported in more detail on the consultation in our Report on Handling, which can be downloaded from the Heritage Portal.

We did

After considering the comments received during consultation, we have

  • Added the site to the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscape as Crawick Multiverse

We have published a Report on Handling for this case on the Heritage Portal