A brief update from Diana Murray, chief executive of the Royal Commission of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, on the current review which is underway. For background on the story see previous posts here and here. A background to the review is here.
The current Options Appraisal of RCAHMS by Historic Scotland is looking at three different options to ensure a stable and sustainable future for our work. We believe that this provides a rare opportunity for RCAHMS to consolidate its firm foundation as an internationally-recognised and respected National Collection that connects people across the world to places in Scotland.
The three options are: a reconstituted Non Departmental Public Body operating as a National Collection, a merger with Historic Scotland, and the status quo.
The first option would involve legislation to modernise our governance, clarify our existing status as a National Collection, and consolidate our relationship to Ministers. The second option would see an integration of our functions into Historic Scotland, who are an executive agency of the Scottish Government.
The full article is here.