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Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Background: Status and functions of Historic Scotland and RCAHMS

  3. Structure of the Act

  4. Commentary

    1. Part 1 – Historic Environment Scotland

      1. Section 1 – Historic Environment Scotland

      2. Section 2 – Functions of Historic Environment Scotland

      3. Section 3 – Delegation of functions in relation to properties in care

      4. Section 4 – Properties in Care

      5. Section 5 – Power of entry to investigate the historic environment

      6. Section 6 – Acquisition, deposit and disposal of objects

      7. Section 7 - Borrowing and lending of objects

      8. Section 8 – Delegation of functions in relation to collections

      9. Section 9 - Corporate planning

      10. Section 10 – Grants to Historic Environment Scotland by the Scottish Ministers

      11. Section 11 – Grants and loans by Historic Environment Scotland

      12. Section 12 - Advice, information and assistance

      13. Section 13 - Directions and guidance

      14. Section 14 – Interpretation of Part 1

    2. Part 2 – Functions in Relation to Scheduled Monuments

      1. Section 15 – Historic Environment Scotland’s functions in relation to schedules monuments

    3. Part 3 – Functions in Relation to Listing and Conservation

      1. Section 16 – Historic Environment Scotland’s functions in relation to listed buildings

    4. Part 4 – Functions in Relation to the Marine Environment

      1. Section 17 - Historic Environment Scotland’s functions in relation to the marine environment

    5. Part 5 – Dissolution of Rcahms and Transfer of Staff Etc. to Historic Environment Scotland

      1. Section 18 - Dissolution of RCAHMS

      2. Section 19 - Transfer of staff and property etc. to Historic Environment Scotland

    6. Part 6 – Further Modifications in Relation to the Historic Environment

      1. Section 20 - Grants and loans by the Scottish Ministers

      2. Section 21 - Local inquiries in relation to ancient monuments

      3. Section 22 - Meaning of “listed building”

      4. Section 23 - Applications for listed building consent

      5. Section 24 – Control of demolition

    7. Part 7 – Final Provisions

      1. Section 25 - Interpretation

      2. Section 26 – Subordinate legislation

      3. Section 27 – Ancillary provision

      4. Section 28 – Consequential modifications

      5. Section 29 – Crown application: criminal offences

      6. Section 30 – Crown application – powers of entry

      7. Section 31 - Commencement

      8. Section 32 – Short title

  5. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1 – Historic Environment Scotland

    2. Schedule 2 – Functions of Historic Environment Scotland in Relation to Scheduled Monuments

      1. Part 1 – Schedule of monuments

      2. Part 2 – Scheduled Monument Consent

      3. Part 3 – Scheduled monument enforcement notices

      4. Part 4 – Scheduled monuments: stop notices

      5. Part 5 – Appeals and referrals from Historic Environment Scotland

        1. Chapter 1 – Appeals from Historic Environment Scotland

        2. Chapter 2 – Referral of certain applications

      6. Part 6 – Functions in relation to gardens and designed landscapes and battlefields

      7. Part 7 – Other matters in relation to scheduled monuments

    3. Schedule 3 – Functions of Historic Environment Scotland in Relation to Listing and Conservation

      1. Part 1 – Listing of special buildings

      2. Part 2 – Listed Building Consent

      3. Part 3 – Conservation areas

      4. Part 4 – Appeals against listing

      5. Part 5: Other matters in relation to listing

    4. Schedule 4 – Functions of Historic Environment Scotland in Relation to the Marine Environment

    5. Schedule 5 – Transfer of Staff, Property Etc. to Historic Environment Scotland

    6. Schedule 6 – Consequential Modifications

  6. Parliamentary History

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