Chris Paton posted a summary of this annual report on his Scottish GENES blog . Key statistics from the organization for the year are:
Invested over £13 million through the HES grants programme, helping communities to restore their built heritage and improve their understanding of the past, including the launch of the Historic Environment Recovery Fund.
Commercial income during this period was hit by the impact of COVID-19 and fell [87%] to £8.2 million.
HES welcomed 246,000 visitors to the staffed sites which were able to reopen in 2020- 2021.
A total of £25.3 million, inclusive of staff costs, was invested in conservation, maintenance and management of the PiCs.
More than 80,000 digitised items were added to Canmore, our online archive site, bringing the total available to 1.1 million.
We continued to make a positive contribution to net zero, with carbon emissions reduced by 34.8%, bringing the total reduction over 2014 – 2021 to 54.6%.
Around £16.1 million generated into the Scottish economy from heritage tourism.
Is the mention of carbon emissions reduction something we can hope to see more of from other organizations?