Wellbeing and the Historic Environment Survey

Tue 9 Jul 19

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is conducting a survey about how Scotland’s historic sites and heritage places can contribute to people’s wellbeing. Wellbeing is measured by people telling us about their health, happiness and satisfaction with life; and telling us how they interact with Scotland’s heritage and historic environment.

As part of this survey we will be asking you about your general health so we can measure the wellbeing of our members and of the wider population. This information will only be used for the purposes of the survey and not linked to membership of Historic Scotland in any way.

Take the survey at http://survey.progressivepartnership.co.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=156163500539&lnk=12

We will also be asking how you engage with historic sites and heritage places generally and specifically with HES. This will allow us to understand the contribution that heritage and HES makes to wellbeing. The survey findings will be used by HES to understand how people benefit from Scotland’s heritage, and to guide the organisation’s work over the next few years.

HES have a legitimate interest in collecting this data. As the lead public body for the Historic Environment in Scotland, HES are required to demonstrate the contribution heritage makes to wellbeing. Our Corporate Plan 2019 onwards, Heritage for All, aims to show how heritage contributes to wellbeing and to the Scottish Government’s purpose.

HES has commissioned Progressive Partnership, an independent research company, to undertake this survey on our behalf to collect, process and analyse the survey, and to send us the results. HES will only see the results of the survey in summary form. Any personal data collected will be held by Progressive Partnership for a period of 1 month. Click here for Progressive Partnership’s privacy policy.

We ask for your consent to collect special category information about your health, and some other protected characteristics related to measuring wellbeing. This consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer at Historic Environment Scotland, [email protected]. For more information about how Historic Environment Scotland use your personal data please read our privacy notice here.

The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

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