NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage) is the public body responsible for advising the Scottish government on its natural heritage, which includes its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. It describes its mission as: ‘All of nature for all of Scotland’.
The purpose of NatureScot is to:
- Promote the care for and improvement of the natural heritage.
- Help people enjoy the natural heritage responsibly.
- Enable a greater understanding and awareness of the natural heritage.
- Promote the sustainable use of the natural heritage, now and for future generations.
- Designated areas.
- Environment Agency.
- Environmental regulators.
- Historic England.
- Listed buildings.
- National nature reserves.
- National Scenic Area NSA.
- National Trust.
- Natural England.
- Natural environment white paper.
- Natural Resources Wales.
- Nature improvement area.
- Planning permission.
- Scheduled monuments.
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
- Statutory consultees.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.
Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.
The IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School Heritage MarketPlace (4.30-7.30PM, 15 June) is designed to extend the scope of a traditional IHBC School exhibition floor.
Work to repair a fire-hit medieval hotel in Gloucester is underway as crews have started work to strip back some of the modern trappings and reveal the historic framework.
Options for in-person and virtual delegates to explore ‘heritage on the edge’ across up to 4 days of IHBC engagement & learning.
The Secretariat to the European Heritage Heads Forum has has coordinated its declaration of solidarity and support for Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions.
2022 will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since our incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists. We’re kick-starting it by inviting your ideas on how to mark this special year!
The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note adds to the institute’s open-access, online practitioner’s Toolbox.
Twenty-five areas in England from Bournemouth to Carlisle have been awarded a share of £3 million to help them set their own standards for design locally. "move from a vicious circle of generic development to a virtuous circle of regenerative development".
The IHBC seeks to raise awareness and understanding of how building conservation philosophy and practice contributes towards meeting the challenge of climate change.