Why it’s the right time to invest in Scotland’s heritage – The Scotsman
Head of News at the Scotsman, Dale Miller, has expressed concern that Scotland’s Heritage is being taken for granted. HES recently temporarily closed several of its properties to carry out a series of assessments for high-level masonry problems.
“With the body’s budget having been slashed from £61 million this financial year to £48m in 2026/27, the heritage organisation will face increasingly tough decisions on what projects to prioritise and which to postpone.
We may be living through the war in Ukraine, a cost-of-living crisis and incredible pressures on the NHS system, but Scotland’s heritage remains vitally important.”
The AHSS recently wrote 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. Read the post here