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What do Historic Environment Scotland do?

What do Historic Environment Scotland do?

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. It ensures our historic environment is cared for, valued and enhanced, both now and for future generations.

Is Historic Scotland the same as historic environment Scotland?

Under the terms of a Bill of the Scottish Parliament published on 3 March 2014, Historic Scotland was dissolved and its functions were transferred to Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on 1 October 2015. HES also took over the functions of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Is Historic Environment Scotland a charity?

1 Overview The Historic Scotland Foundation is an independent charity established in 2001 to support our work. Each donation and legacy made to the Foundation helps us to: maintain, enhance and preserve Scotland’s built heritage.

What is the historic environment?

Put simply, the historic environment is the physical evidence of past human activity. The historic environment could take the form of a stone circle, a prehistoric fort, a medieval castle, a Renaissance garden, a stately home, a townscape or a landscape. It could be a factory, mill, battlefield or shipwreck.

What do you need to know about conservation areas in Scotland?

Arrangements for the protection or recording, as appropriate, of any archaeological deposits or features may be a condition of planning permission, listed building consent or conservation area consent. Burgh Surveys, published by Historic Scotland, indicate likely areas of archaeological potential in many of Scotland’s burghs.

When did Maureen Young join Historic Environment Scotland?

His areas of interest are Surveying, Archaeology, Architecture, 3D printing, 3D modelling, International Heritage, teaching & training. Conservation Scientist Maureen Young joined Historic Environment Scotland in 2007. She has a BSc in Geology, an MSc in Geochemistry and a PhD in Building Science.

Who is the head of Historic Environment Scotland?

Alastair Rawlinson is Head of Digital Innovation and Learning with Historic Environment Scotland, based at The Engine Shed. He has extensive experience in heritage digital documentation and visualisation, and specialises in the management and delivery of large scale, complex digital documentation projects.

How did the Scottish Ten building project work?

It was a collaborative project between Historic Environment Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art’s School of Simulation and Visualisation, with CyArk. Each of the Scottish Ten sites raised its own particular digital documentation challenges, and a wide range of technologies was used to accurately capture data.