About this consultation survey

Thank you for taking part in the consultation.

We are asking for your views on the content and functionality of two policy and guidance documents that will sit alongside the new Historic Environment Policy:
1. Designation: Principles and Practice for Designation [PDF, 304KB]
2. Scheduled Monument Consent Policy [PDF, 105KB]

These are two separate documents. We are consulting on them together as they will be read alongside the new high level Historic Environment Policy, replacing the detailed policies set out in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement (HESPS).

This survey is structured in two sections, one for each policy. You may comment on either or both of these documents. 

The survey asks 45 questions which can be reviewed in the following attachment before starting the survey. The survey takes around 20 minutes to complete.

You can view the survey questions in a PDF version before taking the survey below. [PDF, 184KB]

Before taking the survey, you can also review our below documentation:

Equality Impact Assessment [PDF, 412KB]
SMC Policy Pre-screening [PDF, 93KB]
Designations Policy Pre-screening [PDF, 95KB]

This consultation will close at Tuesday 19th February at 6pm. 

If you would like to speak with us about this consultation or if you have any questions, please contact us:

0131 668 8716

Privacy notice

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are committed to protecting your personal data and your privacy. This privacy notice explains how we process any personal data we collect from you through this survey.

Personal data

Personal data includes your name, or other information about you that could be used to identify you. In the case of this survey, we are not asking for any personal data but may ask for your organisation’s name. This is optional.

We will not ask for any special categories (previously referred to as ‘sensitive’) of personal data.

The data we collect from this survey will be used by HES to inform the development of our Principles and Practice for Designation and Scheduled Monument Policy and Prodecures.

Usage of personal data

The legal basis we are using to process your data is Consent, where you give clear consent for us to process your data for the specific purpose explained above.

We limit access to your data to those HES employees with a business need to know. It will be processed confidentially for this specific purpose only.

Third party processing and security of personal data

We require Survey Monkey, like all third parties, to respect the security of your personal data and only permit them to process your personal data in accordance with our instructions for a specified purpose. You can see more details on how Survey Monkey manage your personal data in their Privacy Policy.

Storage of personal data

HES will hold the information collected through this survey for a maximum period of 2 years. Information collected through this survey will be deleted from Survey Monkey servers after the survey closes, however may remain on backup servers for approximately 12 months.

You have the right to access your data, receive a copy of it, request corrections or removal and object to the processing of it. More information about your rights regarding the personal data we collect from you can be found in the HES Privacy Notice.

Further information

If you would like further information please contact the Data Protection Officer:

Telephone: 0131 668 8600
Email: dataprotection@hes.scot

Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Edinburgh EH9 1SH
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