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Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014

Structure of the Act

8.The Act is in seven Parts:

  • Part 1 - Historic Environment Scotland;

  • Part 2 - Functions in relation to scheduled monuments;

  • Part 3 - Functions in relation to listing and conservation;

  • Part 4 - Functions in relation to the marine environment;

  • Part 5 - Dissolution of RCAHMS and transfer of staff etc. to Historic Environment Scotland;

  • Part 6 - Further modifications in relation to the historic environment; and

  • Part 7 – Final provisions.

9.The Act also includes six schedules setting out the detailed arrangements in relation to a number of areas covered by the Act and making minor and consequential amendments.

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