Historic Environment Scotland



Aberdeen high-rises could become listed buildings

High-rise blocks in Aberdeen could be made listed buildings under new plans revealed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

Published 13 September 2019

Plans submitted for the conversion of old Kelso high school into housing

Plans have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council for the former Kelso high school, to be converted into homes for the elderly and affordable housing.

Published 3 September 2019

Linthouse to demolish part of Govan school for 49 new homes

Linthouse Housing Association has received the green light to build 49 homes on the site of a former primary school in Govan.

Published 9 August 2019

Flat plans approved at Peebles hotel site

Councillors have approved plans to convert a historic hotel in Peebles into flats.

Published 3 April 2019

The Princess Royal unveils historic library’s transformation into new homes

A new chapter has started for Coatbridge’s historic Carnegie Library after a £2.5 million transformation into 12 social housing flats.

Published 7 March 2019

Move to make conservation of historic Millport buildings more affordable

North Ayrshire Council has announced changes to a building repairs grant scheme which will make conservation repairs to historic Millport properties more affordable.

Published 9 January 2019

Up to £90m invested in regeneration of Central Govan

Glasgow City Council has outlined the ongoing success of the regeneration of Central Govan, with investment of around £90 million since 2006, and plans for the area's future.

Published 4 October 2018

Housing minister officially opens Langstane development in Peterhead

Langstane Housing Association has made an addition to its affordable housing provision with the delivery of 15 new-build homes at Harbour Street in Peterhead.

Published 18 July 2018

MSPs and experts set up new Working Group to tackle quality of tenements

A new group formed in the wake of a Parliamentary debate on tenement maintenance has called for action to ensure the protection of Scotland’s historic and most common type of residence.

Published 23 March 2018

Historic Environment Scotland objects to £100m housing plan at Angus hospital site

Plans for a £100 million redevelopment of a former hospital site near Montrose have hit a potential stumbling block after concerns were revealed by Historic Environment Scotland.

Published 17 July 2017

Funding to complete restoration of landmark Parkhead school

The restoration of a former school building to be used by Parkhead Housing Association can now be completed after Glasgow City Council approved over £567,000 of new funding.

Published 20 June 2017

Plans for 250 homes on Bannockburn battlefield site

Developers have submitted plans for up to 250 homes on greenbelt land considered to have been part of the site where the Battle of Bannockburn was fought.

Published 12 June 2017

Leith’s iconic 'Banana flats' awarded Category A listing

A block of flats in Edinburgh made famous by the novel Trainspotting have been awarded Category A listed status meaning they are of “national or international” importance.

Published 2 February 2017

Clyde Valley Housing Association to convert former Coatbridge library

Clyde Valley Housing Association (CVHA) has received planning permission to convert the former Carnegie Library in Coatbridge into residential flats.

Published 2 June 2016

Southside Housing Association awarded funding for historic Gorbals restoration

A major restoration project led by Southside Housing Association has been awarded funding from newly formed lead public body for heritage Historic Environment Scotland.

Published 19 October 2015