Who we are
Learn about our vision for the historic environment and how we work with others to protect Scotland’s heritage.
About Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.
Our vision, mission and values
Read about our vision, mission and values for investigating, caring for and promoting Scotland’s historic environment.
Our Place in Time
Scotland’s first ever strategy for the historic environment sets out a vision of how our heritage can be understood, valued, cared for and enjoyed.
Heritage For All
We want the historic environment to make a real difference to people’s lives. Take part in our vision of Heritage For All.
Learn about our Board who set, and are accountable for, our vision and strategy.
Find out about Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of the lead public body for Scotland’s historic environment.
Senior Management Team
Meet the Directors responsible for the day-to-day running of Historic Environment Scotland.
Read about the documents that guide our work, and find out more about how we do business.
How we spend our money
Find out how we spend our money, from awards and grants to our planned expenditure
What is the historic environment?
What the historic environment is, and how we experience it through places, artefacts, traditions and stories.
Why is the historic environment important?
An overview of the importance of the historic environment to Scotland’s economy, cultural identity and sense of place.
Support our work
Play a role in preserving and enhancing Scotland’s historic environment by donating to the Historic Scotland Foundation.