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Historic Environment Organisations

The historic environment is supported by a diverse sector.  The Scottish Government engages with the sector and organisations who work with the historic environment including:-

Agencies and Public Bodies

Historic Scotland

RCAHMS (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland)

Scottish Canals

Scottish Natural Heritage

SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency)

Third Sector & Societies

National Trust for Scotland

Scottish Civic Trust

BEFS (Built Environment Forum Scotland)

Scottish Land & Estates

Association of Preservation Trusts

Archaeology Scotland

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland

The Architectural Heritage Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Institute for Archaeologists

Prince’s Regeneration Trust

Historic Houses Association for Scotland

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Planning Aid Scotland

IHBC (The Institute of Historic Building Conservation) Scotland

CITB (The Construction Industry Training Board) – Construction Skills

Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland

RIAS  (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland)

SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)

All Councils for the Voluntary Sector, Third Sector Interfaces and Voluntary Action Scotland

Private Sector

Scottish Property Federation

SCDI (Scottish Council for Development & Industry)

Local Authorities


All 32 Local Authorities

7 City Heritage Trusts

UK Historic Environment Bodies

English Heritage


Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Manx National Heritage

National Trust

ICOMOS-UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites UK)

UK Government

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

World Heritage Sites

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)

Antonine Wall

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

New Lanark

Edinburgh Old and New Towns

St Kilda


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