Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been allocated grant in aid funding of £74.2 million as part of the Scottish Government’s 2024-2025 Budget.
The grant in aid funding for the financial year 2024-25 has been increased by £1.5 million compared to the previous year’s budget. This funding is a part of HES’ budget, which also includes commercial income that has been recovering strongly after the impact of COVID.
This confirmation of the budget allocation will enable HES to support jobs and skills and prioritize activities through its Annual Operating Plan for the upcoming financial year.
HES is a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. It is at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future, investigating and recording architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and caring for more than 300 properties of national importance.
Additionally, they provide outreach, educational, and cultural activities. The organization also plays a crucial role in Scotland’s planning system by providing a core statutory and regulatory function.