Owning an Historic Building: Guide to Statutory Control

MSc/Diploma Courses Assignment Part 2 |

Name: Mr Stefan Blincow (H00144082)
Course: D3M7-BCT Building Conservation (Technology and Management), MSc
Module: D31CN Conservation Philosophy and Practice
Scotland’s unique cultural identity is shaped by many things; music, art, poetry, science, language and architecture.   Each of these subjects has a distinct connection to what makes Scotland such a fascinating country and what intrigues worldwide audiences.   A particular part of Scotland’s unique persona is its architecture.   Scotland’s built heritage contributes significantly to the history of Scotland and produces significant economic growth today.  
Scotland’s historic buildings have many forms that have all shaped the history of the country and provided the foundation for how the built environment is treated today.   From places of worship to military defence, education, recreation and homes for families, these buildings express the economic growth of our past and present.   The buildings that are noted of having great significance are protected by the country’s government, who aims to preserve the country’s history and identity for years to come.  
To be able to preserve Scotland’s built environment and unique character; its buildings must be protected.   It is the job of Historic Scotland, working alongside the Scottish Government, to compile lists of buildings that have special significance and are worth the protection of statutory control.  
There are many ways in which Historic Scotland gains the criteria for selecting listed buildings including topographical surveys, thematic studies, individual proposals and consultations with expert bodies, local authorities and building owners.  
This statutory control allows Historic Scotland and Scottish Ministers to manage the way that the built environment is cared for and...