ACHWS 2007 Report, Scottish Marine Bill Consultation, EH training


ACHWS 2007/2008 Report Now Out

The National Heritage Act (2002) enabled English Heritage to assume responsibilities for maritime archaeological sites of all types from low water out to the 12 nautical mile territorial limit around England. The Act also allows the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport to direct English Heritage to undertake functions relating to the Advisory Committee for Historic Wreck Sites (ACHWS).

The ACHWS was set up to advise Government on the suitability of wreck sites to be designated for protection on the grounds of historical, archaeological or artistic interest in accordance with the Protection of Wreck Acts 1973. The ACHWS Annual Report 2007, comprising an account of both the general work of the ACHWS and its activities throughout April 2007 to March 2008, is now available to download from the Maritime Archaeology pages of English Heritage’s website.

Scottish Marine Bill Consultation

Sustainable Seas For All – A consultation on Scotland’s first marine bill was launched by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, on July 14 2008 during a visit to Storehouse of Foulis, north of Inverness.

The consultation period for Scotland’s first marine bill is now underway and will run until October 6 2008. The consultation can be viewed online and hard copies can be requested from marinebill@scotland.gsi.gov.uk . If you are responding, you do not have to respond to all questions, you may wish to answer only a few relating to your area of interest or expertise.

If you have any enquiries, please contact marinebill@scotland.gsi.gov.uk .

Last Day to apply for EH training Scheme!

English Heritage is launching an exciting new training scheme in October 2008. Trainees will be placed within our regional teams across the country and will gain experience in the application of professional conservation management skills in a planning and development context. The traineeships will be for a period of two years and up to ten places are available. Units are planned that include marine historic advice to planning and the marine consent system. Appointments will be made on a two-year fixed term basis. Salary from £18,500 p.a. with an additional allowance of £2,316 p.a. for Trainees based in London.

Please note that the closing date is today -apologies for the late notice
More details are available here.

Other News

The new Heritage at Risk Register, which includes designated wrecks has been noted in an Early Day Motion tabled by Gordon Marsden.

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