Historic Environment Scotland
A job with Historic Environment Scotland is a job which helps create and sustain other jobs while working with the lead public body in its field in Scotland.
Scottish tourism is worth more than £11bn to the economy; according to a new assessment carried out by VisitScotland. This represents 4.5 per cent of the Scottish economy and the majority of visitors to Scotland are drawn here by the landscape and its history and culture.
In 2017 it was Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and Bernard Donoghue, director of Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, said the year ‘was a remarkable and record-setting year for Scottish attractions. The fact that Scottish visitor attractions are outperforming the rest of the UK in visitor growth reflects years of strong investment by central and local government in Scotland’.
Our history is an integral part of what we are and should be cherished and is such major earner for the country, so it is important to keep the methods of looking after the past as up-to-date as possible.
So here is a short history of caring for the history of Scotland: the Ancient Monuments Division of the Ministry of Works became Historic Scotland which merged with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland to become today’s Historic Environment Scotland which now maintains more than 300 properties of national importance. This means a lot of jobs across a wide range of skill sets.
It could be a full-time role in administration, finance, planning or maintenance; you could be utilising your historic knowledge or conservatory skills, or you could be carrying out seasonal work at a property, be that a castle, mansion, old mill or standing stone, helping tourists or school children enjoy their visit.
Telephone: 01786 431327