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Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS)

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is concerned with the protection, preservation, study and appreciation of Scotland's buildings. The Society has about 1100 members throughout Scotland and beyond, and six regional groups organising local activities and carrying out casework.

Architecture Centre Network

Architecture Centre Network is the national development and advocacy organisation for 20+ independent architecture centres in UK; working together to promote engagement with architecture and the built environment. SCT is an affiliated member.

Architecture + Design Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) is Scotland's champion for excellence in placemaking, architecture and planning. It is an Executive NDPB of the Scottish Government. A+DS aims to support the creation of places that work, which provide people with real choices and, are ultimately, places where people want to be.

Archaeology Scotland

Archaeology Scotland supports local archaeological initiatives and campaigns for the best possible conservation and management of our heritage. Archaeology Scotland coordinates Scottish Archaeology Month nationwide.

Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS)

APRS works to protect Scotland's world renowned landscape and the amenity of the countryside.

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS)

Performing an intermediary role, BEFS supports its members by raising awareness of, and facilitating joint working on, strategic issues of common interest.  BEFS is the only membership forum operating in Scotland that brings together voluntary and professional bodies in the built environment sector.

Civic Trust for Wales

The Civic Trust for Wales promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work, and encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment amongst people of all ages.

Civic Voice

Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. They aim to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and to promote civic pride.

The Garden History Society in Scotland (GHSS)

The Garden History Society is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes. Through the society's interventions, advice and casework it has helped save or conserve scores of important gardens since it was founded by a small but dedicated band of garden-lovers in 1966. 

Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland is the executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation's historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)

The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and
historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

North of England Civic Trust

For over 40 years NECT has been active in conservation and regeneration across the North East of England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. As a civic trust NECT champions public involvement in the processes that shape the environment, often working with local groups.

Planning Aid for Scotland

Planning Aid for Scotland is a unique, independent, charity that helps people shape their communities by engaging with the planning system

Planning Democracy

Planning Democracy is campaigning for a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland. Planning Democracy advocates for transparent accountable decision making based on a level playing field between the public and other stakeholders.

SURF - Scotland's independent regeneration network

SURF provides a neutral space for those concerned with community regeneration in Scotland to share knowledge and experience with a view to improving policy and practice.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

RCAHMS is one of Scotland's National Collections. It has a unique responsibility to gather information on the built heritage of the nation, to safeguard the resulting archive to the highest standards and to make this information as widely available as possible.