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SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST Heritage Consultancy Services


SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST Heritage Consultancy Services The Scottish Civic Trust has over 40 years’ experience of working in conservation and planning. The Trust can offer exceptional knowledge and assessment skills in relation to conservation areas and historic buildings. For 20 years, on behalf of Historic Scotland, we operated the Buildings at Risk Register in Scotland. Through our core activities and nationwide network of local civic societies and conservation groups, we act as a driving force for effective local historic environment advocacy. We put public consultation and community participation at the heart of all our work and place particular importance on its wider benefit to the planning process.

As a national body, the Scottish Civic Trust has excellent strategic relationships with key stakeholders including Historic Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland, Planning Aid for Scotland, the Built Environment Forum Scotland, the Association of Scottish Community Councils, the Architecture and Place Division of the Scottish Government, local authorities, and hundreds of communitybased conservation, historical and civic groups. Our casework department advises weekly on planning applications in relation to listed buildings and conservation areas and our staff and affiliated groups participate in design review panels.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER Conservation Area Appraisals Conservation Area Management Plans Building Studies Historical Research Boundary Reviews Photographic Surveys

We can deliver a professional, objective and affordable service, tailored to your needs and budget. We guarantee a shared commitment to protect, promote and enhance your local historic built environment.

Giffnock CA - Building Analysis

Giffnock CA - Character Areas


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In recent years the Trust has undertaken

GEMMA WILD MA (Hons) MSc HistCons Gemma is an experienced conservation area specialist. She has extensive experience of working with local authorities around Scotland, advising on planning applications in relation to conservation areas and listed buildings, carrying out conservation area appraisals, conservation plans for historic buildings and survey work for characterisation studies. Gemma has delivered conservation area appraisals for areas including East Renfrewshire, Shetland and Argyll & Bute which has included carrying out extensive public consultation from an early stage in the process to the submission of the final document.

and successfully provided heritage consultancy work for local authorities across Scotland. These include: East Renfrewshire Council In 2008/09 the Scottish Civic Trust carried out four conservation area appraisals for Upper and Lower Whitecraigs, Eaglesham and Giffnock plus a townscape audit for Eaglesham identifying sensitive areas and areas for development. Shetland Islands Council The Trust carried out appraisals of all three of the conservation areas in the Shetland Isles: Lerwick Lanes, Lerwick New Town and Scalloway. The Moray Council In Autumn 2010 the Trust was engaged to produce a conservation area appraisal and action plan for the new town of Keith, to support The Moray Council’s bid for heritageled regeneration funding. Argyll and Bute Council The Trust carried out a boundary review for Inveraray Conservation Area in 2010, followed by a conservation area appraisal in 2011.

ANDREW PK WRIGHT OBE BArch RIBA PPRIAS FRSA FSAScot Andrew is a Chartered Architect and Heritage Consultant and one of Scotland’s foremost conservation specialists. He is accredited at the highest level as a conservation architect, and is an architectural historian. He acts in the capacity of a consultant and has researched and written many conservation plans for complex heritage sites for which he has been engaged by local authorities, building preservation trusts, charitable trusts (including the National Trust for Scotland), historical societies, developers and private individuals. He has written numerous conservation area appraisals and conservation area management plans. Keith CA - Boundary Review


THE SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST The Scottish Civic Trust is Scotland’s champion for good architecture, old and new. We celebrate our country’s rich architectural history and encourage innovative and welldesigned new buildings. We have been doing this since 1967, working in partnership with Historic Scotland and local trusts across Scotland. The Scottish Civic Trust acts as the national umbrella body for the civic movement in Scotland. From the Highlands to the Borders, hundreds of community-based groups are working to protect and enhance Scotland’s built environment.

For more information about our heritage consultancy services contact: Gemma Wild Technical Officer The Scottish Civic Trust The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT t: 0141 221 1466 e: gemma.wild@scottishcivictrust.org.uk www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

East Lothian Buildings at Risk survey

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Dunbar Conservation Area


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