Strategic Historic Environment Forum


The Strategic Historic Environment Forum for Scotland was set up in 2014 to help deliver Our Place in Time – The Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland.

Its purpose is to provide top-level leadership across heritage organisations and other bodies, with the aim of realising our shared vision for Scotland's historic environment, as outlined in the Strategy.

The main functions of the forum are :

  • to champion Scotland's historic environment by providing strategic advice and direction on its management and promotion
  • to ensure the cultural, social, environmental and economic value of our heritage continues to make a major contribution to the nation's wellbeing by delivering our shared vision for Scotland's historic environment
  • to promote the Strategy by encouraging and celebrating collaboration and leadership at all levels across the sector
  • to work in partnership on issues of national importance, aligning partners' activities and resources to deliver on agreed priorities for the historic environment

Meeting minutes prior to June 2016 can be found in the archive.


  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs
  • Petra Biberbach, Planning Aid Scotland
  • Mike Cantlay, Scottish Natural Heritage Chair
  • Stephen Carter, Archaeological Consultant, Headland Archaeology
  • Mark Hopton, Partner, LDN Architects
  • David Johnstone, Chair, Scottish Land and Estates
  • Sir Moir Lockhead, National Trust Scotland Chair
  • Ms Eleanor McAllister, Economist
  • Cllr Kelly Parry, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Dr Graeme Purves, Chair, Built Environment Forum Scotland
  • Jane Ryder, Chair, Historic Environment Scotland




Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Culture and Historic Environment Division
2-G North
Victoria Quay

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