Historic Environment Scotland



Transformational conservation restores Grade B listed Balfour building in Glasgow for affordable rental market

A much-loved community landmark on the southside of Glasgow has been fully restored and repurposed by a Scottish architectural firm.

Published 17 February 2021

Edinburgh World Heritage asks residents to help identify buildings in need of repair

Edinburgh World Heritage is asking local people to help identify neighbourhoods and individual buildings in or near the World Heritage Site that need attention.

Published 15 February 2021

Council to appeal 'simply ridiculous' listed status for Aberdeen high-rises

A decision by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to award category A listing status to eight post-war multi-storey flats in Aberdeen is set to be appealed by the local authority.

Published 25 January 2021

Aberdeen's post-war multi-storey flats listed by Historic Environment Scotland

Eight multi-storey flats in Aberdeen have been awarded category A listing status due to their outstanding architectural and historic interest.

Published 20 January 2021

Film puts spotlight on Elderpark's new home

Elderpark Housing has moved into its new home in Govan after a stunning transformation of a 19th century former school.

Published 1 December 2020

Historic Canongate tenements returned to former glory

Edinburgh World Heritage has completed major conservation work on the last of three historic tenements on the Canongate comprising of 16 residential dwellings and five shops.

Published 28 September 2020

Lila Angelaka: How to maintain your traditional tenement flat and communal areas

Scotland's tenements have a rich past, and their story can continue long into the future if cared for properly, says Lila Angelaka.

Published 13 July 2020

Aberdeen flats ‘A-List’ decision on hold

The decision on whether to award eight Aberdeen flat blocks 'A-List' protective status has been placed on hold until further notice.

Published 18 June 2020

University of Dundee tenement demolition plan withdrawn

The University of Dundee has withdrawn its planning request for the demolition of historic tenement buildings in a bid to address concerns from a heritage body and the local authority.

Published 12 June 2020

University plans to demolish historic Dundee tenement buildings

Unlisted tenement buildings deemed too expensive to maintain could soon be demolished to make way for temporary soft landscaping under plans submitted by the University of Dundee.

Published 31 March 2020

Former St Andrews school site could host affordable homes

With the listing of the former Madras College site in St Andrews for sale, Fife Council has produced a guidance document for developers which recommends that the site be used for housing.

Published 31 January 2020

Dundee former whisky bond to be converted into flats

New flats are set to be built inside the B-listed Robertson Bond located in the city centre of Dundee.

Published 6 December 2019

Revised plans required for Dundee jute mill flats proposal

The architects behind the proposals to transform one of Dundee's oldest jute mills into modern flats are to submit revised plans for the site amid concerns from Historic Environment Scotland.

Published 11 October 2019

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