I had intended to write more fully about this, but the day is escaping from me. Following on from the announcement by culture secretary Fiona Hyslop on July 4 that the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) was to be swallowed up by Historic Scotland, the commissioners from the RCAHMS have responded:
We are disappointed by the decision. We believe the reconstituted NDPB [non-departmental public body] option established in primary legislation, placing RCAHMS on a similar footing to other National Collections, would have best protected the functions and remit of the Commission, but we accept the Cabinet Secretary's right to decide otherwise.
Their full statement is here.