DG Unlimited trustee on board

DG Unlimited trustee Dr Janet Brennan has been selected to join the board of a new key national cultural body.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) replaces Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Its role will be to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.

The appointment of the board is a major milestone in the creation of the new public body to lead on the delivery of Our Place in Time, Scotland’s first strategy for the historic environment.

Dr Brennan also serves as a trustee for DG Unlimited, the young charity established in 2014 to champion the arts and creativity across Dumfries and Galloway.

Cathy Agnew, Chair of DG Unlimited Board of Trustees, said: “We would like to congratulate Janet on this highly prestigious appointment. She is renowned for her commitment to Scotland’s culture and heritage and the Historic Environment Scotland Board will be all the stronger for her presence.”

Dr Brennan is Chair of the Scottish Castles Association and passionate about the historic built environment.

She said: “I am very honoured and delighted to have been appointed to the HES board and excited about the opportunities it will give us to better understand, protect and value Scotland’s historic environment for all of our citizens and visitors.

“From a personal perspective, I am anxious to represent the values of the Scottish Castles Association, whose main aims are to encourage their protection, conservation, restoration, research and appreciation.”