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08 October 2019 - 08:00
Scotland House
Rond-Point Schuman 6
Brussels, 1040
Lynne Ross
Scotland House
Rond-Point Schuman 6
1040, Brussels

Scotland House Discussion Series: Heritage for all: Scotland's historic environment in a changing world

Scotland Europa

The next instalment of our 'Environmental Leaders' Scotland House discussion series will be delivered by Historic Environment Scotland as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

The cross-cutting nature of the historic environment and cultural heritage bring together many interests and sectors. Changing climate conditions and other factors present management challenges and balancing demands.

In this context, and as the public body for the historic environment in Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking at innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and approaches to ensure Scotland’s historic environment can be enjoyed, protected, understood and shared now and in the future.

Join Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland to hear more about the challenges facing the historic environment in Scotland and the new approaches being implemented by HES to protect the historic environment for all. As part of the discussion Alex will highlight some of HES’ ongoing key climate change projects including the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Climate Vulnerability Index with UNESCO.

Alex Paterson has been Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland since September 2016. Prior to joining HES, Alex was Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise and previously worked for Esso Chemicals, Volvo, Scottish Enterprise and in management consultancy. He is a graduate of the universities of Strathclyde and Bath. 

Historic Environment Scotland is a Scottish public body and charity caring for more than 300 sites of national importance and is the largest operator of paid visitor attractions in Scotland. HES is at the forefront of researching and investigating the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future. HES protects historic places through designations and consents, promote their sustainable development, and provide millions of pounds each year to local communities to repair and revitalise their historic environment. HES provides advice and guidance about the historic environment, and offers a wide range of training and learning opportunities.


Registration will begin at 8:00am with a networking breakfast, followed by the discussion session and Q&A from 8:30 - 09:30am. 

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