The provisions in the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011 (HEAS Act) are being commenced in two phases. The first phase of provisions in the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011 came into force on 30 June 2011. The second phase will be commenced in late Autumn 2011.
An information note on the phase 1 commencements has been prepared by Historic Scotland and is available below. These provisions relate to sections of Act that are technical and where the regulatory authorities have the operational systems in place to ensure full implementation.
A Scottish Land & Estates Information Sheet on the Act has been produced.