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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) is responsible for recording, interpreting and collecting information...
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) is responsible for recording, interpreting and collecting information about the built environment. This information, which relates to buildings, sites, and ancient monuments of archaeological, architectural and historical interest (including maritime sites and underwater constructions) is then made freely available to the public.
We were established by a Royal Warrant of 1908 which was revised in 1992. We are an executive non-departmental government body financed by the Scottish Parliament through the Architecture Policy Unit of the Europe, External Affairs and Culture Directorate of the Scottish Government and are overseen by a Chairman and nine Commissioners. Our mission statement requires us:
To identify, survey and interpret the built environment of Scotland.
To preserve, care for and add to the information and the items in the National collection relating to the archaeological, architectural and historical environment.
To promote public understanding and enjoyment of the information and the items in the collection.
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