Questions about HES ‘Properties in Care’
The AHSS is concerned by a recent announcement from Historic Environment Scotland, which has stated that it will be stepping back from maintaining some properties which have been entrusted to its care
This announcement has given rise to some discussion in the press:
The AHSS has written to Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Neil Gray MSP, reaffirming its concerns regarding the budget allocation for conservation and the change in policy, suggesting a review of HES’s budget and the ring-fencing of funds for conservation. We will provide an update in due course.
Update- Following our letter earlier in the year, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Neil Gray MSP has responded, confirming that the Scottish Government has not given direction to HES to spend less on physical conservation of assets, and agreeing that it is vital that Scotland’s historic properties in care are kept in a safe condition.
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