We have a diverse and interesting heritage

This has left a substantial archaeological resource in and beneath the landscape. As well as listed buildings and conservation areas there are other heritage and archaeological designations that are vital to understanding how historic and natural environments have developed. These make an important contribution to sense of place and tourism.

If you need to find out if there have been any recorded findings of archaeological resources within a site or property you can use the Pastmap or Canmore systems, these are provided by Historic Environment Scotland.

We have a number of designated sites, designated landscapes and historic battlefields which make up the broader heritage environment and these may also have archaeological significance.

The list below indicates the various other elements of heritage:

All these are a material consideration in the planning application process, for further information see pdf icon SPG 33 Archaeology [868kb].

You will also find other useful heritage related information in the 'other useful websites' section on the right hand side of this page.

Please contact us if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

A to Z of services