Consultation for Scotland's new historic environment strategy

Closes 20 Feb 2023

Opened 28 Nov 2022

Results expected 3 Apr 2023


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 prioritise activity that supports economic recovery and renewal, focuses on creating a more resilient and sustainable historic environment, and helps to communicate the contribution that the historic environment makes to the nation.

This consultation draft is the product of months of engagement with people and organisations across Scotland. We want your help in testing and improving on it.

In addition to this online public consultation, we will host a series of stakeholder meetings to give everyone the opportunity to feed in their views and ideas.  We will also work with partners to engage young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, including through bespoke surveys and workshops.

Why your views matter

This is an opportunity to provide your knowledge, views and expertise to help us shape the strategy together.

Help us create the new strategy for Scotland's Historic Environment.