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  • Outline Strategic Plan for Holyrood Park

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on the Outline Strategic Plan for Holyrood Park. Gathering public views is important to help deliver a new future for the Park that reflects community aspirations, the needs of the City and the inherent value and sensitivity of Holyrood Park. The Draft Plan was prepared in 2022-2023 by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). It has been developed through engagement with a broad range of key stakeholders. HES would now... More
    Opened 26 September 2023
  • Designating Tollcross Fire Station, Edinburgh

    We are proposing to list Tollcross Fire Station in Edinburgh – a very striking example of a Postmodern building that takes elements of traditional Scottish architecture, such as the drum tower, oriel windows, and cupolas, and reinterprets them in a playful way. The building opened in 1986 and was designed by the Department of Architectural Services at Lothian Regional Council to replace the previous the Central Fire Station in Lauriston Place, built in 1898 (listed category A,... More
    Opened 12 September 2023
  • Designating the Piper Alpha Memorial and Memorial Garden, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

    The Piper Alpha Memorial commemorates the 167 men killed in the Piper Alpha Disaster of 1988 – the world's worst offshore oil and gas disaster. It was produced by the artist Sue Jane Taylor following a commission by the Memorial Committee. The memorial was unveiled in 1991 as the centrepiece of a large formal rose garden in Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen. The garden was designed by the former Director of Parks, David Welch, and was selected as a dedicated memorial... More
    Closed 5 September 2023
  • Historic environment employers skills survey

    The sector is facing increasing challenges in regards to accessing skills provision. As an employer or organisation in the heritage sector, we want your views on the skills and workforce challenges your organisation is facing, and the solutions your organisation needs. The Skills Investment Plan for the Historic Environment (SIP) was developed and published in 2019 by Historic Environment Scotland and Skills Development Scotland after consultation with the... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • 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 form. As this survey is anonymous we do not have any way to respond directly to individuals, so... More
    Opened 26 July 2023
  • Share your views on Livi Skatepark - Online survey

    West Lothian Council has asked us to designate Livingston skatepark as a listed building . Listing the site would not prevent it being used as a skatepark. It would ensure that its importance is taken into account in future decisions about its management. To help inform our assessment, we are gathering comments and information from people who know and use the skatepark, and/or have a view on its design, history and significance. The skatepark was... More
    Closed 18 May 2023
  • Designating the remnant of the Gulliver Sculpture, Edinburgh

    The left foot of the Gulliver Sculpture is among the last remains of an enormous concrete human figure play sculpture, conceived and completed between 1976 and 1978 for the Craigmillar Festival Society. Gulliver was largely demolished in 2011. We are proposing to list the surviving remnant of the Gulliver Sculpture in Hunter's Hall Park, Edinburgh, at Category C to recognise its special interest as an important example of community-led public art in... More
    Closed 11 May 2023
  • North Induction Event 2023

    At Historic Environment Scotland we are continually trying to improve all aspects of training and development. As part of this process we need your feedback. This questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. More
    Closed 23 April 2023
  • Induction Event 2023

    At Historic Environment Scotland we are continually trying to improve all aspects of training and development. As part of this process we need your feedback. This questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. More
    Closed 23 April 2023
  • Co-chomhairleachadh Plana Gàidhlig 2023-2026

    F oir-shealladh Tha Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba (ÀEA) a’ sireadh ur beachdan air ar dreach Plana Gàidhlig 2023-2026 (faic an sgrìobhainn aig bonn an duilleag seo). Tha an co-chomhairleachadh seo cuideachd anns a' Bheurla . Tha am plana a mìneachadh mar a tha sinn an dùil cleachdadh, ionnsachadh agus adhartachadh na Gàidhlig a mheudachadh tro obair ÀEA agus iadsan leis a bheil sinn ag obair ann an com-pàirteachas agus a’ toirt taic. ... More
    Closed 19 April 2023
  • Gaelic Language Plan 2023-2026 Consultation

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is seeking your views on our draft Gaelic Language Plan 2023-2026 (please find as an attachment at the bottom of this page). A Gaelic language version of this consultation is available . Our plan sets out how we intend to increase the use, learning and promotion of Gaelic through the work of our organisation and those that we support and work in partnership with. As a public body we are required under ... More
    Closed 19 April 2023
  • Managing Change – Fire and historic buildings

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking for your views on draft guidance on fire and historic buildings. This is an update and refresh to the current Managing Change guidance note called Fire Safety Management . The Fire and Historic Buildings guidance sets out the principles and specific issues that are relevant to fire and historic buildings. It looks at understanding your building and cultural significance, identifying risks, safety measures and responses... More
    Closed 13 March 2023
  • Designating Stobs Camp

    We are proposing to designate Stobs Camp as a scheduled monument , an expansive archaeological site that makes a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the military heritage of Scotland, and its contribution to the history of the British war effort – particularly in the First World War. Stobs Camp is most well-known for the period when it operated as the main First World War prisoner of war camp in Scotland. We are also proposing to schedule several other... More
    Closed 2 March 2023
  • The Stonemasonry Sector in Scotland 2022

    We are conducting this survey to help us understand the size, shape and health of the stonemasonry sector in Scotland. This survey is the first in a series, and will provide data for us to better understand the sector and the skills we already have and will need in the future. Stonemasonry encompasses a range of different knowledge and skills related to the working, use, application, and repair of natural stone. Stonemasonry has a number of qualification pathways available within... More
    Closed 28 February 2023
  • Consultation for Scotland's new historic environment strategy

    We are consulting on a new strategy for Scotland's historic environment. Scotland’s first historic environment strategy, Our Place in Time was published in 2014 and much has changed for us all over the last eight years. In February 2022, Historic Environment Scotland was commissioned by Neil Gray, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, to conduct a review of Scotland’s historic environment strategy. We were asked to work with stakeholders to... More
    Closed 20 February 2023
  • Our Regulatory Framework

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking for your views on our first Regulatory Framework. You can read the draft regulatory framework now. This document explains Historic Environment Scotland’s approach to our regulatory and advisory services in the planning and other consenting systems. More
    Closed 14 February 2023
  • Reviewing the Inventory record for the Battle of Pinkie

    Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for compiling and maintaining the inventory of historic battlefields. You can read more about the inventory on our battlefield designations webpage . We are reviewing the inventory battlefield designation 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 modern settlements of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Carberry and Whitecraig in East... More
    Closed 20 January 2023
  • Discover Heritage Careers Schools Resource

    This careers resource was developed by a partnership of Historic Environment Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and Skills Development Scotland. This interdisciplinary resource has been developed to provide activity for 2 x 50 minute lessons aimed at S2-S4s, but content can be used separately to support in class learning and extracurricular sessions. More
    Closed 31 December 2022
  • HES Responsible Tourism Framework

    Scotland’s tourism sector has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis and achieving net-zero while contributing significantly to the Scottish economy. There is growing recognition of the importance of responsible tourism and its benefits, that can be enjoyed by all without detriment to communities and the environment. In response, we, as the largest operator of paid-for visitor attractions in the country, have created a Responsible Tourism Framework to set out how our... More
    Closed 30 November 2022
  • Designating Eastriggs, a First World War cordite factory near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

    We are proposing to designate parts of the Eastriggs First World War cordite factory as a scheduled monument and as a listed building . These make a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the war effort during the First World War, specifically as a nationally significant munitions factory that produced the propellant cordite in vast quantities. We have launched this public consultation to... More
    Closed 30 November 2022
  • Battlefields: Planning Best Practice - feedback on a report by Lichfields UK

    Updated on 3 November: Following a request from consultees, we have extended the consultation for 14 days. The consultation will now close on 17 November. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is seeking views on recommendations made by Lichfields UK in a report about how the Inventory of Historic Battlefields is working within the Scottish planning system. The Inventory of historic battlefields was established in 2011. It is a list of nationally important battlefields in... More
    Closed 17 November 2022
  • Designating Ardbeg Distillery, Islay

    We are proposing to list Ardbeg Distillery on the island of Islay at Categories A and C. Ardbeg Distillery was registered as a legal commercial distillery in 1815 but was known to be in production from the late 18 th century - early historical whisky records indicate spirit was being illicitly produced at Ardbeg from 1798. Some of the buildings at the distillery date from 1815 with later 19th century additions and expansion. The distillery is remarkable for... More
    Closed 18 October 2022
  • Northern Meeting Park Pavilion, Inverness– change to listing category

    We are proposing to change the category of listing of the sporting pavilion and boundary walls at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness from B to A. The Northern Meeting Park was purchased in 1864 to provide a permanent home for the Inverness Highland Games and the current pavilion was built in 1865. It is thought to be the world’s first purpose-built Highland Games stadium. We have launched this public consultation to gather views on the proposed change of listing category of... More
    Closed 13 October 2022
  • The Archaeological Significance of land at Coldingham

    We have been asked to look at the area around St Michaels’ Knowe, Coldingham, for potential designation as a scheduled monument . The site is an archaeological feature that adds to our appreciation of the ecclesiastical history of Coldingham and the Scottish Borders, and contributions to our understanding of early medieval and medieval Scottish history We have launched this public consultation to gather views on this site. We are interested to find out if you have any... More
    Closed 30 August 2022
  • MyCanmore

    You are being invited to take part in a research study which aims to understand and improve the use of MyCanmore. Before you decide to take part, it is important that you understand why this research is being carried out and what the research involves. Please take some time to read the following information carefully and to decide whether you wish to participate in the study. If there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information please feel free to contact us.... More
    Closed 31 July 2022
  • Designating Brora Harbour

    We are proposing to list the harbour in Brora at Category C. The harbour was built in 1813-14 to import and export raw materials and finished products relating to the local coal mining, salt-panning, fishing and brickwork industries. It is a good representative example of a compact, tidal harbour that has been minimally altered and which contains much of its early 19th century fabric. We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing this historic building in... More
    Closed 13 July 2022
  • Designating the former Chivas Brothers Headquarters, Paisley

    We are proposing to list the former Chivas Brothers Headquarters Building in Paisley – a very rare and unusual example of a modern building that was designed to look like a traditional Scottish country house. Built in 1962-64 to the designs of Lothian, Barclay, Jarvis, it formed the main frontage of a large bottling plant and warehouse site for the Scottish whisky magnate. The former headquarters building has remained largely unchanged but much of the wider site... More
    Closed 29 June 2022
  • Designating Palacerigg Visitor Centre

    We are proposing to list the Palacerigg Visitor Centre at the Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld, which contains a mural in the foyer by Alasdair Gray (1934⁠–⁠2019). Alasdair Gray painted the mural in 1974 having been commissioned by naturalist and Director of the Country Park, David Stephen. The theme of the mural is natural and human ecology, and it shows Scottish wildlife in an idealised countryside scene. Gray lived on site at Palacerigg Country Park while painting the mural... More
    Closed 28 June 2022
  • HES Report on Cumbernauld Town Centre

    This is a preliminary consultation which is open for comment until 12 June 2022 and will inform our assessment for listing. We have been asked to consider designating the 1960s Cumbernauld Town Centre as a listed building . Built 1963-72, the building in the town centre was designed as a ‘megastructure’ – a single structure with a range of different uses – and included shops, offices, civic buildings, a bus station, hotel and apartments. At the time of its... More
    Closed 12 June 2022
  • Designating Arbuthnot Museum and Library, Peterhead

    We are proposing to list the Library and Arbuthnot Museum at the corner of St Peter Street and Queen Street in Peterhead. The library was built between 1891 and 1893 and is one of the earliest Carnegie public libraries built in Scotland. It was designed with a library on the ground floor and a purpose-built exhibition and art gallery space above to permanently house the museum collection of local merchant, Adam Arbuthnot. The building is constructed in pink Peterhead granite and... More
    Closed 31 May 2022
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