Useful Links

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland
Committed to encouraging public understanding and appreciation of our built environment, AHSS supports the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and restoration of historic buildings.

Architecture + Design Scotland
Champions excellence in place-making, architecture and planning. An Executive Non Departmental Public Body (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.

Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland
APRS works to protect Scotland’s world-renowned landscape and the amenity of the countryside.

Built Environment Forum Scotland
BEFS brings together voluntary and professional non-governmental organisations that operate at the national level and represent people who work within the built environment sector.

Civic Voice
The national body for the civic movement in England.

Institute of Historic Building Conservation
The principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

National Trust for Scotland
A conservation charity established in 1931 in order to protect and promote Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

Scottish Civic Trust
The national body for the civic movement in Scotland. SCT engages proactively with local civic groups across Scotland and regularly comments and campaigns for the improvement of Scotland’s individual buildings and areas of distinction. It seeks to encourage active interest in all aspects of the built historic environment and is an important champion of Scotland’s places. Berwickshire Civic Society is affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust.

The Tweed Forum
The Tweed Forum works to protect, enhance and restore the rich natural, built and cultural heritage of the River Tweed and its tributaries.

The National Libraries of Scotland Maps This website enables one to explore and compare selected geo-referenced maps to each other and to modern map or satellite layers.