Scottish Ministers have responsibility for the management and conservation of a number of historic properties. The functions relating to the care and management of the Properties in Care and collections associated with them have been delegated to Historic Environment Scotland under Sections 3 and 8 of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 in two schemes of delegation. These set out the functions that have been delegated, the terms of the delegation and any limits which are placed on its extent.
The 2014 Act provides that Scottish Ministers must compile, maintain and publish a list of Properties in Care in relation to which they may delegate their functions. Functions related to all these properties have been delegated to Historic Environment Scotland under the scheme.