Edinburgh World Heritage - Advice and Contacts


Advice and Contacts

INFORM Guides from Historic Environment Scotland

Useful tips for home owners on caring and conserving a historic building, including the maintenance of sash and cast windows, removing graffiti, and caring for ironwork... Read more

Advice on maintaining your home

A series of guides giving straight forward advice on building maintenance, checking your building, common problems, organising and paying for repairs... Read more

Statutory Notices

A Statutory Notice is as a way of alerting owners that there is a structural problem with their building and that action is required to carry out repairs. For more details click here...

Building Standards

Almost all new building work from house extensions to a new roof light needs a building warrant and Completion Certificate to prove it is safe to use and fit for purpose. For more details click here...

Questions about technical matters

Historic Environment Scotland, Technical Conservation
0131 668 8683  TechnicalEducation@hes.scot
Website: conservation.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Questions about listed buildings or conservation areas

City of Edinburgh Council, Planning Help Desk
0131 529 3596   helpdesk.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk

Questions about local council services

Central Neighbourhood Team
1 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh
0131 529 7061   centralteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

Want to find out more about your building?

The local history archive
The Edinburgh Room, Central Library, George IV Bridge
0131 242 8030   www.capitalcollections.org.uk

The national building record
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Recent Projects

From the three year Twelve Monuments Project to the major restoration of Well Court.


EWH Historic Home Guides, Annual Reviews and the World Heritage Site Management Plan available for download.

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