Consultation for Scotland's new historic environment strategy

Closes 20 Feb 2023


Our survey

We are consulting on a new strategy for Scotland's historic environment in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders.

Over the last few months, we have engaged with people and organisations across Scotland online and in person to understand their priorities, needs and expectations for the new strategy (read the Engagement Report Summary). This feedback has informed the consultation draft.

Here is a link to the draft historic environment strategy: draft consultation strategy.

Please let us know what you think and help us develop it further. Your views are essential to creating a strategy that works for everyone.

This consultation has 29 questions and is in 8 parts, however some sections may not be visible to you depending on how you respond. You can choose to skip questions, except for some in the 'About you' section that are mandatory.

The sections to the survey are as follows:

  • Section 1- consent to privacy notice (mandatory)
  • Section 2- question on if you are you responding as an individual or organisation (mandatory)
  • Section 3- questions about your organisation (only visible to organisational respondents)
  • Section 4- questions for individual respondents about protected characteristics (optional)
  • Section 5- questions on the mission and principles for the strategy (optional)
  • Section 6- questions on the priorities, measures and actions for the strategy (optional)
  • Section 7- questions on impact assessments (optional)
  • Section 8- questions on final comments and follow ups

Here is a pdf of all the questions should it be helpful to download them or view them in advance of the survey. 

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1. Do you consent to to our GDPR statement?

Your data

Thank you for taking this survey. We will not be collecting your contact details unless you wish to have a copy of the survey emailed to you or you would like to take part in potential further research. Any personal data you submit will only be used for the purposes of the survey and your responses will be aggregated and used to produce reports on our findings.

Special Category Data

In the 'About You' section, there are questions that fall under ‘special category data’. These questions are optional and do not have to be completed if you do not wish to provide this information. Responses to these questions, where provided, will allow us to measure how representative our overall survey sample is. Please note that if you do provide this information, the lawful basis for collecting and processing it is consent and by completing this section, you are consenting to HES collecting this information.  You can find more details about how we manage your personal data in our privacy notice. 

What will we do with your data?

Our privacy notice hosted on our website explains your rights and our role in protecting the information that you share with us. You can view this information at this link (link will open in a new window):

We will process your Personal Data in strict accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018.