Listed buildings are designated for their special architectural and historical interest. To merit designation the property must satisfy set criteria, prepared by Historic Scotland, which distinguishes their significance.
Where are Listed Buildings in the Park?
There are 563 buildings or structures listed in the National Park and they range from castles to small cottages and piers to aqueducts. The National Park Authority holds the list of buildings and structures which are scheduled or listed within the National Park. You can also search the Historic Scotland website for information on a listed building or we can advise you whether or not your property is listed.
Historic Scotland publishes a general leaflet called Scotland's Listed Buildings, for Owners and Occupiers. This is an informal account of the legislation protecting Scotland's historic buildings, describing how it is administered by Historic Scotland.
Maintaining Your Listed Building
Historic Scotland have produced a selection of helpful Inform Guides. Please note these are PDF files available for download from the Historic Scotland website:
- Repairing Scottish Slate Roofs
- Sash & Case Windows
- Energy Efficiency in Traditional Homes
- Decorative Glass
- External Timber Doors
- Chimneys and Flues
- Repointing Rubble Stonework
- Masonry Decay: Dealing with the Erosion of Sandstone
To view the full range of Inform Guides visit Historic Scotland's website.
Do I need Listed Building Consent?
Listed Building Consent will be required for any works, both external and internal, which affect its character. We are happy to provide advice on whether Listed Building Consent will be required or not.
How do I apply?
If Listed Building Consent is required you should submit the application to us using the online facility or downloadable forms provided by the Scottish Government.
Where it is a Category ‘A’ or ‘B’ listed building we will consult Historic Scotland. Where the building is a Category ‘C’(s) listed building we will consult our internal Built Heritage Adviser. We can either approve, approve with conditions, or refuse your application. If it is refused you have the right to an appeal to the Scottish Ministers.