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Advice and Support

Managing Change in the Historic Environment

Managing Change in the Historic Environment is a series of guidance notes about making changes to the historic environment.

Scottish Government’s policies on alteration or change in the historic environment are set out in Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). 

The Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement provides detail on how the policies in SPP should be applied in practice.

One of Historic Environment Scotland’s roles is to provide best practice advice and we have produced a number of guidance notes to help guide changes to the historic environment in line with the high-level policy in SPP.

Each Managing Change guidance note looks at a different theme in terms of:

  • the key issues that might arise
  • how best to deal with such issues
  • the reasons behind our advice
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Heritage Directorate
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8716
Email: hmenquiries@hes.scot