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HES seeks views on updated guidance for Scotland’s inventory of historic battlefields

Historic Environment Scotland is seeking views on updated selection guidance for Scotland’s inventory of historic battlefields

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is seeking input from the public regarding proposed changes to the guidance for designating historic battlefields in Scotland. The public consultation will remain open until Tuesday, 2 July 2024.

HES has revised its selection guidance for historic battlefields in response to a 2022 report on how these sites are managed within the Scottish planning system.

The organization has reviewed its selection guidance to make decision-making on inventory battlefields as clear as possible, and to improve the information contained within the records.

Dara Parsons, Head of Designations at HES, said: “The Inventory of Historic Battlefields provides information about nationally important battlefields to aid their understanding, protection and sustainable management.”

“The inventory records are a key tool for informing planning and land use-management, and we have also looked at how we can make them clearer and more concise for that purpose.”

“Engagement with stakeholders in the management of battlefields is an essential part of this review, and we would encourage anyone with an interest in historic battlefields to give their feedback on these proposed changes.”

Compete the consultation to have your say.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of ScottishHistory.org and is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. Neil has a keen interest in the military history of Scotland and in particular the military history of the Jacobite risings.

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