A Scheduled Monument is a monument that has been granted legal protection against unauthorised change by Scottish Ministers under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
Guidance and criteria for classifying Scheduled Monuments as set out by Scottish Ministers includes a wide range of factors, such as:
The legal protection is intended to preserve the monument for future generations. If scheduled, prior written consent of Scottish Ministers is required for most works, including repairs.
A new bill, Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland), was passed by Scottish parliament on 20th January 2011. A link to the Bill is given in the External Websites Section.
The Bill amends and addresses specific gaps and weaknesses identified in 3 pieces of legislation:
- Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953
- Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979
- Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997
Who is responsible for determining a Scheduled Monument?
Historic Scotland, on behalf of Scottish ministers, decides which monuments should be scheduled.
The Scottish Historic Environment Policy Sets out Scottish ministers' policies, providing direction for Historic Scotland.
Where can I find Scheduled Monuments?
There are 5 Scheduled Ancient Monuments in East Renfrewshire as given in the table below. The legal documents for each scheduling can be downloaded.
For further information and a complete register of Scheduled Ancient Monuments throughout Scotland you can search the Historic Scotland website.
|Monument Name||Category||Last Scheduled|
Arthur's Cross [1Mb], Springhill Road, Arthurlie
|Crosses and carved stones||15/11/1974|
|Prehistoric domestic and defensive||25/11/1981|
|North Kirktonmoor Cairn [839kb], 330m SW of North Kirktonmoor farmsteading.||Prehistoric ritual and funerary||03/03/1993|
|Deils Wood Cairn [527kb], 250m E of Bonnyton||Prehistoric ritual and funerary||11/08/2010|
|Dunwan Hill, Fort||Prehistoric domestic and defensive||24/2/2011|
|Hut Circle and enclosure, 540m WSW of Middleton||Prehistoric domestic and defensive||24/2/2011|
|Hut Circle 965m WNW of Bannerbank||Prehistoric domestic and defensive||1/3/2011|
|Cairn 930m E of Moyne, Near Neilston||Prehistoric ritual and funerary||7/6/2012|
|Cairn 420m N of East Revoch, near Eaglesham||Prehistoric ritual and funerary||5/10/2011|
|Cup-marked stone 485m N of East Revoch, near Eaglesham||Prehistoric ritual and funerary||5/10/2011|
|Busby Upper Mill, Cotton Mill 60mN of 1 Cartview Court||Mill||4/7/2014|
Contact InformationDevelopment Plans Team: Principal Planner (Built Environment)
2 Spiersbridge Way
Spiersbridge Business Park
Tel: 0141 577 3876
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Scheduling Team (Historic Scotland)
Tel: 0131 668 8766