Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - now Historic Environment Scotland

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.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Robin Turner, Head of Survey and Recording
0131 662 1456
Offices and contacts
Historic Environment Scotland
National Record of the Historic Environment, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX
Additional contacts: 

Neil Gregory, Architecture & Industry Operational Manager
Advice on behalf of local planning authorities (not commercial services)
Tel: 0131 662 1456
Email: neil.gregory [at]

Robin Turner, Head of Survey and Recording
Tel: 0131 651 6757
Email: robin.turner [at]

Robin Turner, Head of Survey & Recording
General enquiries
Tel: 0131 662 1456
Email: robin.turner [at]

RCAHMS Search Room, Search Room staff
General enquiries
Tel: 0131 662 1456
Email: info [at]

Allan Williams, Aerial Collections Operational Manager
National Collection of Aerial Photographs
Tel: 0131 662 1456
Email: ncap [at]

Regions and services
See below for a list of this Registered Organisation's operational regions and services.
Registration period: 
The geographical regions and services listed for this organisation represent work undertaken within the last 3 years. The services listed are either provided in-house or are bought-in - please contact the organisation for further details.
Elsewhere in Europe
Elsewhere in the World
Education & outreach
collections and archive curation
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
university-based research
Fieldwork / post-fieldwork
building analysis and recording
characterisation and appraisals
maritime archaeology
measured and topographical survey
historic environment advice to/on behalf of national and local government on policy, strategy and development control
maintainance of HERs/NMRs

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446
admin [at]