Listed buildings

Find out if you live in a listed building by checking Historic Scotland's listed buildings search.

What is a listed building?

Listing is the process by which buildings of special architectural or historic interest are protected. The listing of buildings is undertaken by Historic Scotland. A listing applies to the whole of the building or structure named on the listing.

Buildings are assigned to one of three categories depending upon their importance:

Category A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little altered examples of some particular period or style.

Category B

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered.

Category C

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in Categories A and B.

Listed building consent

Listed building consent is the system by which we check any changes to a listed building to ensure that they are appropriate and sympathetic to the character of the building.

Listing is a mechanism to help manage change to listed buildings.

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