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The SHED Strategy

The SHED Strategy is a sector-wide initiative to improve access to information about Scotland’s historic environment.

The key aim is to work in partnership in order to protect, promote and enhance Scotland’s historic environment through coordinated activity to improve the data, and the associated systems and processes.

The partnership includes government agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs), and academic institutions, but also supports the public’s involvement in the care and enjoyment of the historic environment through better records.

The SHED Strategy is being undertaken under the umbrella of the SMR Forum, which brings together many of the bodies that create and maintain records about Scotland’s historic environment.

To find out more, download a copy of the full strategy document:  SHED Strategy April 2014

The SHED Strategy was launched at the IfA conference in Glasgow on the 9th of April 2014, in a speech by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.  Click here for more information about the launch, and background to the Strategy.

A consultation on the SHED strategy was undertaken in May and June 2013, and a workshop was held on 28 May, 2013.  A useful summary on the consultation is available below, as well as the consultation responses and report on the SHED-PastMap workshop.

SHED consult summary Feb 2014

SHED Strategy Phase 2 Consultation Responses

SHED-PastMap workshop May 2013

The Carter report

Forum for Scottish HERs and SMRs