Historic Environment Scotland



Aberdeen lodges appeal against decision to protect tower blocks

Aberdeen City Council's appeal against a decision to award protected status to eight blocks of 1960s high-rise flats has now reached the Scottish Government.

Published 23 April 2021

New technical guidance to help protect historic buildings from climate change

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has today published new technical guidance into the different methods of measuring moisture in historic buildings which could help protect them from the impacts of climate change.

Published 22 March 2021

Historic Environment Scotland unveils £4.5m investment for historic towns and cities

Four historic communities across Scotland will benefit from a combined investment of more than £4.5 million from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to preserve built heritage and stimulate economic regeneration.

Published 18 March 2021

Architects’ Showcase: Anderson Bell + Christie's transformational conservation restores Grade B listed Balfour building in Glasgow for affordable rental market

A much-loved community landmark on the southside of Glasgow has been fully restored and repurposed by a Scottish architectural firm.

Published 17 February 2021

Council to appeal 'simply ridiculous' listed status for Aberdeen high-rises

A decision by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to award category A listing status to eight post-war multi-storey flats in Aberdeen is set to be appealed by the local authority.

Published 25 January 2021

Aberdeen's post-war multi-storey flats listed by Historic Environment Scotland

Eight multi-storey flats in Aberdeen have been awarded category A listing status due to their outstanding architectural and historic interest.

Published 20 January 2021

Dundee approves apartments plan for jute mill

What was once part of the world’s biggest linen mill is to be converted into luxury apartments.

Published 17 December 2020

And finally... Iron Age stone tower in Caithness saved from ruin

A pioneering conservation project in Caithness has saved a prehistoric monument from ruin.

Published 8 December 2020

Success of Argyll and Bute heritage regeneration projects continue

Almost £5 million worth of projects to regenerate historic buildings in Rothesay and Dunoon have continued to deliver strong results. 

Published 2 December 2020

Transformation of iconic Govan school provides new home for Elderpark

Elderpark Housing has moved into its new home in Govan after a stunning transformation of a 19th century former school.

Published 1 December 2020

18 coasts and waters heritage projects to share Historic Environment Scotland funding

Scotland’s oldest ship, an A-listed harbour and an iron age dwelling are all set to benefit from funding as part of Scotland’s Year of Coast and Waters.

Published 18 November 2020

Glasgow's Kingston Bridge awarded Category C listing status

Glasgow’s Kingston Bridge has been recognised with listing status at Category C for its special architectural and historic interest.

Published 13 November 2020

And finally.... ‘Lost’ medieval bridge discovered beneath River Teviot

One of the most important structures of medieval Scotland has been rediscovered after being hidden beneath the waters of the River Teviot for centuries.

Published 29 October 2020

Historic Environment Scotland to focus on skills development in new strategy

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published a new six-month action plan which includes a focus on the green recovery, contributing to the economic recovery of communities, seeking opportunities to widen participation and reduce inequalities, and enhancing digital engagement.

Published 20 October 2020

Historic Canongate tenements returned to former glory

Edinburgh World Heritage has completed major conservation work on the last of three historic tenements on the Canongate comprising of 16 residential dwellings and five shops.

Published 28 September 2020