Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. We lead and enable Scotland’s first historic environment strategy Our Place in Time, and we are a non-departmental public body with charitable status. Through survey, recording and collection, we build and improve Scotland’s National Record of the Historic Environment and make the results widely available. Our experts provide guidance, training and technical research into Scotland’s built environment. Through our outreach programmes, we promote community and individual engagement with Scotland’s heritage.