Climate change risk to 28 historic sites in Scotland

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Landmark Scottish castles and chapels are among 28 historic sites at "very high risk" from climate change, according to a new report.

A further 160 properties were found to be at "high risk" from flooding, coastal erosion and slope instability.

More than 350 buildings owned by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) were assessed by experts.

HES said the Climate Change Risk Assessment will help better protect and preserve the sites for future.

The report claims increasing temperatures and rainfall levels as well as rising sea levels has affected historic buildings across Scotland.

Changing climatic conditions can alter and accelerate decay processes…