Preserving Historic Scotland: Three Ways to Protect our Landscape
The reason why tourists flock to Scotland isn’t just to try copious amounts of deep fried mars bars, haggis, and Irn Bru - they also want to see and feel Scotland’s rich history, from the rugged stone castle ruins of Eilean Donan, to the quaint gothic cobbled streets of Edinburgh. Here at Shepherd’s Chartered Surveyors, we are passionate about the public sector and have provided consultancy advice to a range of organisations that seek to preserve Scotland’s wild and historic beauty for future generations. With this in mind, we have put together three ways that you, as the public, can help protect Scotland’s heritage.
Visit, Visit, Visit
Whether private or publicly owned, make sure you visit and support sites of public interests, whether that is museums, art galleries, castles and more. Plus, offer to help with the volunteering side of their work, or help raise money for donations. Small acts like these can help create funding to look after them, and, raises public interest meaning that they will be open for years to come.
This one may seem obvious, but littering the streets or countryside not only taints the landscape aesthetically but it is also detrimental to the environment, especially if you are littering food packaging and plastic bottles. The materials used to create these are not biodegradable, meaning that they will release C02 emissions and harmful gases, clog up the environment and damage local wildlife. Stringent fines have been put in place to stop people littering, though this still doesn’t stop some people. If you can’t see a bin in sight, then hold onto your rubbish until you do. Of course, this can be an inconvenience, but you are saving the planet in the process - a priority for all.
Support conservation charities
Scotland is home to a variety of protected wildlife that is becoming more and more vulnerable to climate change. Simply supporting conservation charities like the Scottish Natural Heritage, Keep Scotland Beautiful and many others, can help protect your landscape through their vital work. Furthermore, keep yourself up to date with their current projects, educate yourself about where your food is coming from, and live in a more sustainable way can not only look after Scotland’s rich history but keep it intact for the future.
Here at Shepherd’s Chartered Surveyors, we are one of Scotland’s leading property and construction consultants offering valuable advice and high-quality customer service to both domestic and commercial clients. Whether you are looking for state of the art home renovations, that could inhibit your structural load, or you need planning permission, our team can help you. We also offer comprehensive mortgage valuations for prospective buyers as well as asset management and project consultancy. To find out more about our large range of services, simply contact us today.
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