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  • 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... More
    Closes 31 December 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... More
    Closes 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... More
    Closes 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... More
    Closes today
  • Share Your Views 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... 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... More
    Closed 31 May 2022
  • Designating Boghall Parish Church, Boghall

    We are proposing to list Boghall Parish Church, near Bathgate – an innovative and striking Modernist church with an unusual saddle-shaped roof. It was built 1963-65 to serve the new local authority housing development of Boghall, near Bathgate. Boghall Parish Church... More
    Closed 10 May 2022
  • Designating Carsethorn Pier

    We are proposing to designate Carsethorn Pier as a scheduled monument – an archaeological feature that makes a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the maritime heritage of southwest Scotland, and its contribution to the history of 19th century emigration. ... More
    Closed 28 April 2022
  • Eaglais Ghàidhlig Chaluim Cille / St Columba Gaelic Church (in English)

    St Columba Gaelic Church in Glasgow is currently a category B listed building . We are proposing to: Change the category of listing from B to A to recognise its outstanding architectural and historic interest as an ornate and prominent... More
    Closed 6 April 2022
  • Eaglais Ghàidhlig Chaluim Cille (na Ghàidhlig)

    Tar-shealladh Tha Eaglais Ghàidhlig Chaluim Cille an-dràsta air a clàradh aig Ìre B airson togalaichean clàraichte . Tha sinn an dùil: an ìre atharrachadh gu Ìre A airson aithneachadh a thoirt don ailtireachd agus an... More
    Closed 6 April 2022
  • Designating Duntocher Trinity Parish Church, Clydebank

    We are proposing to list Duntocher Trinity Parish Church, Clydebank – the first ‘blitzed’ church to be rebuilt in Scotland after the Second World War. The original Duntocher Parish Church (later known as Duntocher Trinity Parish Church) opened in 1836 and was destroyed in March 1941... More
    Closed 5 April 2022
  • Designating Former St Rollox Locomotive Works, Glasgow

    We are proposing to list the former St Rollox Locomotive Works – a rare surviving example of a major 19th and 20th century centre for locomotive manufacture and repair. It is now the only building of this type to survive in Springburn, Glasgow - formerly one of the world's main centres of... More
    Closed 28 March 2022
  • Designating Dundee Repertory Theatre (Dundee Rep)

    We are proposing to designate Dundee Repertory Theatre (Dundee Rep) as a listed building – an award-winning and architecturally distinctive example of modern theatre design in Scotland. We have launched this public consultation to gather views on our... More
    Closed 25 January 2022
  • Reviewing the Inventory record for the Battle of Pinkie

    We are reviewing the inventory battlefield designation for the Battle of Pinkie (September 1547). We would welcome comments from the public on our revisions to the inventory battlefield record. The Battle of Pinkie was fought across the area of coastal plain now mainly... More
    Closed 22 December 2021
  • Covid-19 Survey - October 2021

    This survey is to help us understand how the heritage sector is doing 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. As pandemic measures continue to ease, we would like to know more about the priorities that heritage organisations have, how secure organisations feel and understand what has changed... More
    Closed 21 November 2021
  • ‘Orkney Gateway’ vision for county’s World Heritage Site opens for public comment

    Local people are being asked for their feedback on options for the future management of the world-renowned Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (WHS). Feedback will be used to develop a final ‘Outline Business Case’ for ‘Islands Deal’ funding announced earlier this year by... More
    Closed 15 October 2021
  • Holyrood Park and the Road Network

    Over the past year, we’ve trialled different hours of vehicle access for the road networks in Holyrood Park to help facilitate social distancing and support for wellbeing. To help understand the balance of needs for all park users, we've opened a survey to gather people's feedback on the... More
    Closed 30 September 2021
  • Designating Alford Heritage Museum

    We are proposing to list the Alford Heritage Museum – a rare example of a largely complete, early 20 th century former livestock auction mart. We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing this historic building at Category A in recognition of its... More
    Closed 21 September 2021
  • Historic Environment Policy for Scotland Two Years On - Have Your Say

    Two years on from the introduction of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS), we are seeking your views on how the policy is performing. This survey is for everyone. Whether you have never heard of HEPS before, use it everyday, or are somewhere in between, your feedback is... More
    Closed 8 September 2021
  • HES Grants Refresh

    Background More than five years on from the last refresh of our grant programmes, we are reviewing and updating our approach. We would like your feedback to ensure that our grant programmes meet the needs of applicants and align with current policy and priorities regarding the... More
    Closed 6 September 2021
  • Designed Landscapes of the Recent Past

    Are you aware of modern gardens and designed landscapes in Scotland? We'd like to hear about them and your views on this important aspect of our heritage. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) aims to champion Scotland’s modern garden and designed landscape heritage through... More
    Closed 31 May 2021
  • Working On and Near to Scheduled Monuments

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking for your views on a new Managing Change Guidance Note: Working on and near to scheduled monuments. You can find the draft guidance note below or download a copy [PDF, 236KB). This new document is part of an ongoing review of... More
    Closed 6 May 2021
  • Community Heritage Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

    In response to the issues and challenges facing the sector, and to support COVID-19 recovery activity, Make Your Mark is proposing a Community Heritage Volunteer Recruitment Campaign and we would like your views on it. We appreciate the time you're taking to share your experience as a... More
    Closed 15 December 2020
  • Talking About Heritage

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking for your views on Talking About Heritage. Talking About Heritage is guidance we are producing to help you to investigate, to share and celebrate, and to achieve recognition for the heritage that matters to you . It is intended to... More
    Closed 15 December 2020
  • Equality at the Heart of HES: Our Equality Outcomes Consultation

    Your views will help shape our Equality Outcomes for 2021-25. These will replace our 2017-21 Equality Outcomes. Completing this consultation survey will take you at least 25 minutes. Thank you for taking this time to share your views with us. We have developed... More
    Closed 30 November 2020
  • Online Events

    Like many organisations, we’ve been offering free livestream events since the pandemic began. Our initial programme of events are now coming to a close and w e’d like to understand how you’ve been engaging with these events Your feedback will be used... More
    Closed 8 October 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey Follow Up

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is working closely with the historic environment sector to better understand the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and develop a long term vision. We are compiling data on how all parts of the historic environment sector in Scotland have been... More
    Closed 4 September 2020
  • Designating Former Langside Synagogue, Glasgow

    The former Langside Synagogue in Glasgow is one of a small number of purpose-built synagogues to survive in Scotland and is among a small number built overall. The synagogue closed in 2014. The former Langside Synagogue is of significant social historical interest for what it can tell us... More
    Closed 28 August 2020
  • Designating Kingston Bridge, Glasgow

    On 26 June 2020, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Glasgow’s Kingston Bridge. We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing this iconic structure at Category B, in recognition of its special historic and architectural interest. Find out more about... More
    Closed 17 July 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey

    In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is important to understand the impacts of this fast-changing situation on the historic environment sector across Scotland. As the lead public body for the sector, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is conducting this survey of businesses... More
    Closed 30 April 2020
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