The Strategic Historic Environment Forum has commissioned work around a number of key issues, including Landscapes, Skills and Climate Change, temporary workstreams have been established to take this important work forward.
Landscape and Historic Environment project
The Strategic Historic Environment Forum (SHEF) have invited a temporary working group of Historic Environment Scotland (HES – Historic Scotland/RCAHMS), Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Trust for Scotland to develop a common position on landscape and the historic environment to align with “Our Place in Time – The Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland”.
The project is to articulate a common position on landscape and the historic environment and the key practical tasks to help its implementation in practice.
The working group has agreed that the common position should:
- bring together all key stakeholders
- be consistent with national and local policies for protection and management of the historic environment
- address national and local priorities for the historic environment
- be practical and pragmatic
In particular the scope of the project will consider the following 3 key areas:
- Review of policy, guidance and designations to test for fitness in practice;
- Bringing together landscape mapping methodologies; and,
- Engagement with communities to improve working relationships.
The working group is made up of representatives from SNH, HES, and NTS. The group is chaired by SNH. Secretariat and general support is carried out by HES
A workshop was held on 14 September 2015 to present the results of work streams and develop draft statement and action plan. A report of the day can be downloaded from the Key documents seciton on the right hand side of this page.
Based on the workshop, discussions with stakeholders, and desk based research, three reports have been produced to inform the final position paper and action plan. These reports outlined the issues in three key areas: policy and guidance; landscape mapping methodologies; and Engagement with communities to improve working relationships.
The project reported to SHEF on 9 December 2015. The papers will be uploaded shortly.