Historic-Scotland.gov.uk Govt organization set up to safeguard Scotland's heritage
Historic Scotland is an Agency within the Scottish Executive Education Department and is directly responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's historic environment, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
All functions performed by the Agency are carried out on behalf of Scottish Ministers. It is headed by a Chief Executive who is responsible to Scottish Ministers, within the terms of the
In 2003/4, Historic Scotland underwent an independent review of its functions and structure. A copy of the final report is available on the Scottish Executive web site.