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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18247: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what work is being done by Historic Environment Scotland to reduce the risk of fires in Holyrood Park.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 5 September 2018

The Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 created a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to carry out the regulatory and other functions which were formerly delivered by or on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

HES acts as the lead public body on matters relating to Scotland’s historic environment and as guardian of Scotland’s historic environment, including responsibility for delivering Scottish Ministers’ functions relating to the properties in their care, of which Holyrood Park is one.

Since your query relates to an operational issue, this is a matter for HES, the answer to which is not held centrally. I have therefore referred your question to the HES Chief Executive who will reply to you directly.