Historic Scotland

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Historic Scotland (Alba Aosmhor) was an executive agency of the Scottish Office and later the Scottish Government from 1991 to 2015, responsible for safeguarding Scotland's built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.wikipedia
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Historic Environment Scotland

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Under the terms of a Bill of the Scottish Parliament published on 3 March 2014, Historic Scotland was dissolved and its functions were transferred to Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on 1 October 2015.
HES was formed in 2015 from the merger of government agency Historic Scotland with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

RCAHMSAncient Monuments Board for ScotlandThe Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
HES also took over the functions of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) was an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, which was "sponsored" [financed and with oversight] through Historic Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government.

Digital Design Studio

Historic Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art's Digital Design Studio formed the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualization to promote the documentation and 3D representation of heritage objects, architecture and environments with laser scanning and 3D visualization software.
The DDS attracted major research funding from industrial partners such as Ford Motor Company USA, QinetiQ, BAE Systems, Thales, Fisher Defence, BBC Scotland and Shed Media, and Historic Scotland.

Ministry of Works (United Kingdom)

Ministry of WorksMinistry of Public Building and WorksMinister of Works
Historic Scotland was a successor organisation to the Ancient Monuments Division of the Ministry of Works and the Scottish Development Department.
Apart from English Heritage, Historic Scotland and Cadw, its vast archive is dispersed throughout many other organisations including national Museums and Galleries, other government departments including the Government Art Collection and the now hived-off agencies covering Royal Parks and Palaces.

Castle Tioram

Eilean TioramTioram CastleCastle Elantirrim
In 2002, proposals to restore Castle Tioram in the West Highlands, by putting a roof back on, were blocked by Historic Scotland, which favoured stabilising it as a ruin.
However, Historic Scotland refused Scheduled Monument Consent; a decision upheld after a local public inquiry.

English Heritage

EHAncient Monuments BoardEnglish Heritage Trust
Membership of Historic Scotland was promoted by the organisation, with benefits such as free entry to all their properties and over 400 events for the duration of the annual membership, as well as half price entry to properties in England (under the care of English Heritage), Wales (under the care of Cadw) and the Isle of Man (under the care of Manx National Heritage), becoming free in subsequent years.
(The balance is in the care of Historic Scotland and Cadw.) These sites represent a deliberate attempt by the state in the 19th and early 20th century to take the nation's most significant prehistoric sites and medieval sites, which were no longer in active use, into public ownership.

Scottish Ten

Scottish 10
Led by Historic Scotland and its partner Glasgow School of Art, under their collaborative venture ‘The Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation LLP’, the Scottish Ten project states it will create digital documentation of the sites for future development of world class and innovative research, education and management.

Cadw

historic buildingAncient monuments and historic buildingsHeritage in Wales
Membership of Historic Scotland was promoted by the organisation, with benefits such as free entry to all their properties and over 400 events for the duration of the annual membership, as well as half price entry to properties in England (under the care of English Heritage), Wales (under the care of Cadw) and the Isle of Man (under the care of Manx National Heritage), becoming free in subsequent years.
Cadw has also entered into reciprocal agreements with English Heritage, Historic Scotland and Manx National Heritage for free entry to the properties they manage.

Longmore House

Longmore HospitalRoyal Edinburgh Hospital for IncurablesLongmore Hospital.
The building was converted to offices for Historic Scotland in 1994 and, since 2015, has been occupied by its successor organisation, Historic Environment Scotland.

Scottish Office

Scottish Home and Health DepartmentScottish Home DepartmentDepartment of Health for Scotland
Historic Scotland (Alba Aosmhor) was an executive agency of the Scottish Office and later the Scottish Government from 1991 to 2015, responsible for safeguarding Scotland's built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.

Scottish Parliament

ParliamentHolyroodScotland
Under the terms of a Bill of the Scottish Parliament published on 3 March 2014, Historic Scotland was dissolved and its functions were transferred to Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on 1 October 2015.

Scottish Executive Development Department

Scottish Development Department
Historic Scotland was a successor organisation to the Ancient Monuments Division of the Ministry of Works and the Scottish Development Department.

Education Directorates

Scottish Education DepartmentEducation and Lifelong Learning DirectorateScotch Education Department
It was created as an agency in 1991 and was attached to the Scottish Executive Education Department, which embraces all aspects of the cultural heritage, in May 1999.

Scottish Government

Scottish ExecutiveScottish MinistersGovernment of Scotland
Historic Scotland (Alba Aosmhor) was an executive agency of the Scottish Office and later the Scottish Government from 1991 to 2015, responsible for safeguarding Scotland's built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.

Public inquiry

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This position was supported in an extensive local Public Inquiry at which the arguments for both sides were heard.

Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of ArtGlasgow School of ArtsGlasgow School of Design
Historic Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art's Digital Design Studio formed the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualization to promote the documentation and 3D representation of heritage objects, architecture and environments with laser scanning and 3D visualization software.

Arbroath Abbey

ArbroathAbbey of ArbroathMonastery of Arbroath
Similarly, new museums and visitor centres were opened, notably at Arbroath Abbey and Urquhart Castle.

Urquhart Castle

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Similarly, new museums and visitor centres were opened, notably at Arbroath Abbey and Urquhart Castle.

Hospitality

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There was also a hospitality section, which makes some properties available for wedding receptions and other functions.

Wedding

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There was also a hospitality section, which makes some properties available for wedding receptions and other functions.

England

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Membership of Historic Scotland was promoted by the organisation, with benefits such as free entry to all their properties and over 400 events for the duration of the annual membership, as well as half price entry to properties in England (under the care of English Heritage), Wales (under the care of Cadw) and the Isle of Man (under the care of Manx National Heritage), becoming free in subsequent years.

Wales

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Membership of Historic Scotland was promoted by the organisation, with benefits such as free entry to all their properties and over 400 events for the duration of the annual membership, as well as half price entry to properties in England (under the care of English Heritage), Wales (under the care of Cadw) and the Isle of Man (under the care of Manx National Heritage), becoming free in subsequent years.

Manx National Heritage

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Membership of Historic Scotland was promoted by the organisation, with benefits such as free entry to all their properties and over 400 events for the duration of the annual membership, as well as half price entry to properties in England (under the care of English Heritage), Wales (under the care of Cadw) and the Isle of Man (under the care of Manx National Heritage), becoming free in subsequent years.

Executive agencies of the Scottish Government

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Historic Scotland (Alba Aosmhor) was an executive agency of the Scottish Office and later the Scottish Government from 1991 to 2015, responsible for safeguarding Scotland's built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, ScotlandCity of EdinburghEdinburgh, United Kingdom