Historic Scotland Set To Change Name

Scotland

Historic Scotland, the organisation responsible for safeguarding the nation’s historic environment, is set to change its name on Oct 1st, to…  ‘Historic Environment Scotland’.   This is to mark the organisation’s amalgamation with The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

According to the new organisation – “Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been established as the new lead public body to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. Established in legislation, HES will build on the strong and long-established performance of Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) who have been managing and recording the historic environment for over a century.”

In July 2012, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop announced that the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and Historic Scotland should combine to become one body.


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